Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Bringing the Hornets home

For everyone who complains that NBA teams aren't connected enough to their home cities, what with players and even whole teams moving around the way they do, here's a story for you.

'New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn has agreed to sell 25 percent of his NBA franchise to a family-owned investor group led by south Louisiana businessman Gary Chouest.

Shinn introduced Chouest, owner of a Galliano, La.-based offshore supply company, at a dinner hosted by the team Tuesday night. And Shinn hailed his new partner's involvement as proof that the Hornets were serious about becoming a long-term fixture in this recovering city.

"I need somebody that has roots here, that has a business here, that has connections here, that's going to fight for it the same way I do, that's going to help me sell tickets," Shinn said of his new minority partner. "He's got a skin in the game now. He's going to do it. That's what we need to make this thing work. It's not just money."'

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Hornets crumble in playoff race

Simply put, they had a tall order in the first place needing to go 4-0 early in the playoffs. They didn't quite cut it, did they? The stars did not align in our favor this time.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The New Orleans Hornets should be thankful to have Jannero Pargo on their team--he was one of the few bright spots in the Hornets game, who won, but barely.