I would go with Krewe nothing close to it in all of sports
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We don't need another one.
If and when we get a new owner would he change the name of the franchise?
I like the New Orleans Rhythm
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I would go with Krewe nothing close to it in all of sports
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Mafia... The unis would be black and white and would make the pinstripes look nice.
Nba would never do it as they like fruity names like the thunder.
Pinstripes would be cool but when I think of black and white I think of the spurs.. We should do colors that incorporate new Orleans.. Maybe change up the color arrangements on the unis if we are to keep the colors. Or if benson does become the owner maybe he could do black and gold?! Make it happen!
I'd rather keep it the Hornets!
I know I don't speak for all non American fans but the reason I fell in love with
the Hornets was because of the name. When they were the Charlotte Hornets I decided to
go with the Hornets name rather than stick with the city and support the Bobcats.
Smart move I thought.
I'm sure a few international fans did the same and I'd be very disappointed if the team re-located
or even changed their name.
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I honestly don't think those of you whom are based in New Orleans understand the magnitude of supporters who live in places outside of America. I have followed the hornets from the early 90s and at that time they were huge in Australia (where I am from). The NBA is no longer a competition limited to the states, and I imagine there would be kore that watch the game via league pass etc internationally than America. It's a global game, and people should no longer think of places as being big markets or small markets. I watch every hornets game on league pass, and having lived in the UK for 2 years just recently, there are plenty of hornets fans around the globe. You don't just change the team name to suit the folk in New Orleans, I'm a hornets fan first and foremost, and while being in new Orleans has seen me adopt the saints as my NFL team, I would follow the hornets franchise if they moved.
Just my two cents, hoping to make some on here realise their are hotnets fans outside the borders of NOLA
To man, all of the nonlocal fans I've spoken to are against a rebrand.
I don't care at all.
I just can't wait until next summer, as that should bring an end to the discussion.
Personally some just use it as an excuse to complain. When all the excuses are gone, hopefully they'll just be fans, critical or not, or just shut up, rather than bore the world with their outdated, lazy, poorly thought out agenda.
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I know the name is taken by the AFL, but I like the New Orleans Voodoo. Besides that I like the New Orleans Krewe.
Anything but the Hornets.
The truth is that local fans, more so than international or national fans, should matter more in any kind of re-brand debate. Those are the fans buying the expensive season tickets and their tax money goes to inducements and arena up-keep. That's not to discount the international and national fans, but if a re-brand will generate long term support than why would such die hard international/nation fans fight it? Wouldn't you want a vibrant and healthy franchise over what we have now?
Also, and it's not to be discounted, the perception of this team is beyond just a few winning seasons. If it's going to take a real title run to endear fans to the team then that is huge massive problem that needs to be addressed. I would say we don't deserve a franchise if the only way we can get 10,000 fans interested is if they win a title. Sorry, but that's an excuse most objective fans would not accept for a losing franchise that could easily be relocated to city more interested in having a team.
We can debate this all day, and we have for years ... really, since the day they got here. Long time CLT fans were against a re-brand, big surprise, at the time of the relocation local fans were very excited about a possible re-brand. I bet things would be different if they had re-branded when they got here originally. I do know this, several playoff season did nothing to attract a solid fan base. It's taken threats of relocation, threats of contraction, etc to get the minimum amount of support needed to skate by support wise. Clearly something isn't working and I think it's pretty clear a re-brand would at least give fans 1 positive thing to hang their emotions on. We can't pretend like the Hornets have been lottery level ever since they got here, or that we never had superstars to make the team attractive.
Too much baggage surrounds the Hornets moniker, mainly the fact that most associate this team more with other cities than New Orleans is enough for me. I also think we are kidding ourselves if we think this team would stay the Hornets in yet another city.
After 10 years of being here, and they are still referred to as the Charlotte Hornets...thats a major issue that needs to be changed now
But this has to stop. Sometimes I honestly think that the media does it to mess with us, and even if it is an accident we have to stop this. I don't really care what on Earth the new owner comes up with, but we have to stop being called Charlotte. Charlotte has a damn team and they still call us it. Its embarrassing and just plain painful to read. We need a new chapter in this franchise, I truly hope that the new owner sees this.
I love you guys in different countries, you guys are great. I really hope that you don't leave the team should they rebrand, but I also hope that you realize that it truly would be best for the team.
Thats my opinion on it atleast.
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