Posted on: February 25, 2012 1:12 am

Hornets new owner(s) to be and the future

The future of the New Orleans Hornets will get brighter soon with California businessman Raj Bhathal,former NBA player and coach Mike Dunlevy and Larry Benson borther of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson owning the Hornets soon"maybe".They were others interested in buying the Hornets local businessman Gary Chouest and Saints owner Tom Benson.The criticism of local fans believeing that the team should be purchase by local ownership for the sense of a possible coupe d'eta of outside ownership could move the to Seattle.It wouldn't happen because of the new 10 year lease that will keep the Hornets til the 2023-2024 season.Theres no opt clause or a buyout to leave. It's the same similar lease deal Tom Benson agreeed to from the state 3 years ago.The same deal he failed to get from the past two governors (Blanco & Foster).Despite that i'm not of a fan of Jindal nor the political party he's in but he's really put a strong interest for both sports franchises to remain in Louisiana long term thus the Louisiana special session starts on March 12th.It can get very interesting of the new lease to get approval to me it will happen the one thing northern La wants is the Hornets to broadcast the games and promote the team statewide.Believe me they do not want a team that just focus on Southeasten part of the state.A new TV deal have to be in the works hopefully it will be with Fox sports for one reason subscribing to DirectTV,Dish,Cox,Comcast and Charter viewers can have the games broadcast.When the new owners takeover they will change the front office but the GM will stay but an evaluation of coach Monty Williams could be in the works i'm not saying he could be fired or anything but it's for the interest for the sake of the franchise that they decide if changes within the staff needed to be upgraded or the HC and his staff.A great public realtions group is needed for the franchise to inform the fan base better.Speaking of the fan base they've to understand that trust is very important yes you may have doubts about an outsider buying your franchise than a local or the other way around if maybe but anyone can betray you from both sides of the spectrum.Besides whoever buys the team will want a great team on the court sooner rather than later.A great draft,trades,resignings and decent free agent signings can make a differences.Enjoy your bright future in supporting the team and it's future in New Orleans long term.
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