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  1. Larry Ellison says he tried to buy Hornets

    Jan 6, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    Larry Ellison — founder of Oracle and one of the richest men walking the planet — lost out on his bid to buy the Golden State Warriors last year. (Actually, his bid might have won but it was submitted after the deadline.) He still wants an NBA team and recently tried to buy the New…

  2. Phil Jackson “not happy” about NBA ownership of Hornets

    Dec 29, 2010, 11:13 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Sacramento Kings

    Phil Jackson seems to enjoy his status as “NBA grand philosopher” and uses that platform to lob verbal hand grenades into other franchises or the league offices for fun. Such as bringing up Stan Van Gundy in relation to the Heat or saying the league shouldn’t play on Christmas. The latest grenade was him questioning…

  3. Video: Mike Dunleavy tips in Pacers victory

    Dec 21, 2010, 8:11 AM EDT

    Jeff Foster, Mike Dunleavy, Chris Paul, David West

    The Pacers and the Hornets put on barn burners seemingly every time they get together, yet Monday night’s ending may be the best of the group. Danny Granger got the good look three for the win, and it went almost all the way down then spun back out, but it was nobody boxing out Mike…

  4. It’s official: The Hornets are the league’s problem now

    Dec 20, 2010, 10:07 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    The long-discussed NBA league purchase of the New Orleans Hornets got the final rubber stamp of approval when the Board of Governors — you know, the other owners, the ones footing the bill — agreed to purchase the team, the league announced today. It now falls to Jac Sperling to find a buyer while Hugh…

  5. Sister, cousin of Hornet Willie Green killed in car accident after game

    Dec 20, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    Sunday was a homecoming for Willie Green. The Detroit native was back in town as part of the New Orleans Hornets and his family came out to the Palace at Auburn Hills to watch him play against the Pistons. Then on the way home from the game after midnight, his sister and cousin were killed…

  6. Game of the night: A tale of two halves, and the Heat won the last one

    Dec 14, 2010, 3:20 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Miami Heat

    Two such different halves (well, really more like 32 minutes and 16 minutes rather than even halves). One where the Heat fell right into the Hornets’ well-executed game plan. One part where the Heat stopped playing along, the Hornets started missing shots and then it was on for Miami. The 16 trumped the 32 and…

  7. Gary Chouest wants to keep Hornets in New Orleans, so long as he doesn’t have to buy team

    Dec 10, 2010, 10:13 PM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    Gary Chouest was oh, so close to buying the New Orleans Hornets. He already had 25 percent and was going to buy out the rest from George Shinn. Then he got a better look at the $83 million in debt they had, or his business supplying vessels to the off-shore gulf oil industry took a…

  8. Despite the turmoil, Chris Paul isn’t thinking about moving on

    Dec 10, 2010, 10:56 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets v New Orleans Hornets

    The future of the New Orleans Hornets could not be cloudier right now. Might as well consult Ms. Cleo or Nostradamus’ quatrains for an answer as to where they will be in a couple years because their visions of the future are probably as clear as David Stern’s right now. Chris Paul could use this…

  9. Report: Yahoo reports co-founder not interested in buying Hornets

    Dec 9, 2010, 6:01 PM EDT

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    Yesterday rumors surfaced of David Filo — New Orleans native and insanely rich founder of Yahoo — was interested in buying the team and keeping them in the Big Easy. Not so fast. Yahoo officially denies that he is buying the team, according to Tom Ziller of SB Nation. A company spokesman denied the report.…

  10. NBA to Louisville? Another small market, great idea. But the city is trying.

    Dec 9, 2010, 2:21 PM EDT

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    I love Louisville. Birthplace of Muhammad Ali, best known for the cathedral that is Churchill Downs.  If you are there, go check out the Louisville Slugger Museum (you can’t miss it, big bat out in front), it is a fantastic trip through baseball history. And go eat at Jack Fry’s. But Louisville as home to…

  11. More bad financial news about Hornets, like every day that ends in “Y”

    Dec 9, 2010, 11:01 AM EDT

    Detroit Pistons v New Orleans Hornets

    This is starting to remind me of the bank bailouts, where once the government decided to help them out the depth of the morass just kept becoming clearer. The Hornets lost $18.24 million dollars in 2009-10, according to Jonathan Abrams at the New York Times Off The Dribble blog. And the numbers after this season…

  12. One Hornets sale rumor: Yahoo co-founder, Big Easy native David Filo

    Dec 8, 2010, 5:47 PM EDT

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    It will be the “running of the rumors” over the next months as the NBA looks to find someone to buy the New Orleans Hornets. Ideally someone from the city with deep pockets. Someone who wants to keep the team there and has the means to make that happen. Say, someone like Yahoo co-founder David…

  13. Hornets new head man Jac Sperling says it’s all about New Orleans

    Dec 8, 2010, 8:45 AM EDT

    new-orleans-hornets logo

    Jac Sperling was born in New Orleans. He gets the city. He has a good gumbo recipe. The NHL executive’s new job is heading up the Hornets. And he told the Associated Press it is all about keeping the Hornets in the Big Easy. If he can. “I grew up here. (David Stern) asked me…

  14. The Hornets are deep in debt – congrats on the purchase David Stern

    Dec 7, 2010, 10:11 PM EDT

    Hornets_huddle

    You knew if the New Orleans Hornets were making money George Shinn would not have been trying to sell the team (he would have done a Donald Sterling and run a team poorly for profit as long as he could). But the leaked financials of the New Orleans Hornets painted a bleak picture, team where…

  15. David Stern’s New Orleans public relations problem

    Dec 7, 2010, 1:40 PM EDT

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    CNBC’s sports business reporter Daren Rovell has posted laundry list of why it is a bad idea for the NBA to have taken over ownership of the New Orleans Hornets. David Stern says they plan to make a profit, but Rovell notes that right now the value of franchises is not rising and the lockout…

  16. Sale of Hornets means Chris Paul isn’t going anywhere. For now.

    Dec 7, 2010, 9:51 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Hornets

    It was the first question out of a lot of people’s mouths after it became official that the NBA was purchasing and taking control of the New Orleans Hornets (until they can find another owner to take it off their hands): What does that mean for Chris Paul? That was quickly followed by Knicks fans…

  17. Governor says state will help keep Hornets in New Orleans, so long as nobody asks for cash

    Dec 6, 2010, 9:16 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v New Orleans Hornets

    The state of Louisiana is right in the middle of the now official league purchase of the New Orleans Hornets — the team plays in the state-owned New Orleans Arena. David Stern said in his conference call on the league taking control of the team that he hoped to see more financial assistance from the…

  18. NBA confirms it is buying Hornets; players shrug.

    Dec 6, 2010, 4:52 PM EDT

    hornetssale

    The NBA finally officially confirmed Monday what had been reported for days — the league is going to take over operations of the New Orleans Hornets in the coming days. George Shinn will sell the team to the NBA — meaning the other owners will put up the money to buy him out — then…

  19. League takeover of Hornets to come by Wednesday

    Dec 5, 2010, 4:25 PM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v New Orleans Hornets

    It comes down to this: owner George Shinn is out of money he will spend to run the New Orleans Hornets and he can’t find a buyer. The league is going to step in and step in soon — both ESPN and Sports Illustrated are reporting the league could take over operations of the team…

  20. Report: NBA taps NHL executive to run Hornets

    Dec 5, 2010, 12:16 PM EDT

    new-orleans-hornets logo

    We told you yesterday that the sale of the New Orleans Hornets fell through — in part possibly because of the impending lockout — which has left the NBA with the unenviable task of taking over running the team until a new owner can be found. The takeover is apparently going to happen soon —…

  21. The NBA may buy the Hornets. Yes, the situation is that bad.

    Dec 4, 2010, 12:05 PM EDT

    hornetssale

    Okay, so a lot’s happened in the last 24 hours (most of which actually happened last week, but we’ll get to that) with the ownership situation in New Orleans. The world is much different than it was two days ago. In short, the NBA is closing in on the purchase of the New Orleans Hornets…

  22. So… what’s going on with Chris Paul and the Hornets?

    Dec 4, 2010, 9:48 AM EDT

    cp3struggle

    Let us hearken back to those alabaster days when things were simpler, times were happier. When Chris Paul and the Hornets were 8-0, and by golly, CP3 looked like the MVP. A playoff team? No, the question was if New Orleans would have homecourt in the first round! Can they topple the Lakers? Is Emeka Okafor most improved?…

  23. Chris Paul plays New York so crank up the speculation machine

    Dec 3, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v New Orleans Hornets

    The New Orleans Hornets will take on the Knicks tonight, and you know what that means — time for some vintage New York speculation. Obviously, Chris Paul wants to be a Knick more than anything in the whole wide world. Why else would he have gone to Carmelo Anthony’s wedding in New York and made…

  24. Hornets attendance slump could let them break lease, move

    Dec 1, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT

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    Wins or not, Chris Paul or not, getting people to come to New Orleans Hornets games has not been easy. Frankly, it wasn’t easy when the team was the Jazz and Pistol Pete putting on the show. Today little has changed. The current downward slump in attendance will trigger a clause in the Hornets current…

  25. Stephen Jackson suspended one game by league

    Nov 30, 2010, 3:26 PM EDT

    Charlotte Bobcats v Miami Heat

    This was expected — and it may happen again. NBA Vice President Stu Jackson announced that the Charlotte Bobcats Stephen Jackson has been suspended one game for arguing with a referee during Saturday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks. Jackson will sit out Wednesday’s Bobcat game against the Hornets. He previously this season was fined $50,000…

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