Excellent work by Fletcher. The only problem for Shinn is the perception that if they are in OKC for a 2nd year, the team might as well be a goner. I don't think he has 2 years.
What needs to happen is for Baton Rouge to filter out some. Get some available hotel, office and residential space and gobble it up right away. Play in OKC this year, try to get the league to award an expansion team to OKC as a way of saying thanks and then go through with playing in PMac next year. They payroll will be low enough, as Fletcher mentions, for Shinn to profit if the Cox deal is back up. During this time, the ticket sales people need to be going full force at trying to resurrect customer confidence and as Fletcher mentions, reminding them that it's New Orleans' team.
When it's all said and done, it's on Shinn to do the right thing and not jump on the OKC bandwagon despite better short term profits. Do the wrong thing and it will come back to haunt you in one way or another. A man of faith knows this and there's nothing that David Stern can do to stop you from running your franchise in a MORALLY responsible way, which means not abandoning your city for good.