TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
NBA

Stern says he would expedite a name change for the Hornets

{eot}
Associated Press
12/5/2012 9:52:57 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

NEW ORLEANS -- NBA Commissioner David Stern says the New Orleans Hornets have yet to file required paperwork with the league to change the team's name.

However, Stern says he won't object to whatever new name Hornets owner Tom Benson might choose because he knows it will be "sensible," and that the league could expedite the process.

Stern is visiting New Orleans as part of regularly scheduled travel to league cities.

Benson has said since purchasing the club last spring that he would like a new name more representative of the region, rather than the name that came with the team from Charlotte in 2002.

Benson owns the rights to the name Pelicans, once a New Orleans minor league baseball team, but Stern says the Hornets have filed to protect five unspecified names.

Anthony Davis (Photo: Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images)

zoom

(Photo: Layne Murdoch/NBAE/Getty Images)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story


Big Tour
Social Media
twitter icon

Follow the Raptors and Raptor play-by-play man Matt Devlin on Twitter! Check out the latest Tweets!

Podcasts

TSN 1050: 1On1 With Will & Duane - April 13 2014

New 1On1 with Will & Duane discuss Raptors tying 47 wins, no playoffs for Knicks/Celtics/Lakers, Final Four wrap up and more news, views and truths.

TSN 1050: Macko & Cauz: April 8 - Michael Wilbon

Co-Host of ESPN's Pardon The Interruption, Michael Wilbon joins Macko & Cauz to talk Raptors and NCAA.

TSN 1050: Macko & Cauz: April 8 - Josh Lewenberg

TSN 1050 Raptors Beat Reporter Josh Lewenberg joined Macko & Cauz to discuss Jonas Valanciunas' arrest and what the team has to do come playoff time.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television