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John Lombardo

John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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LendingTree Deal Makes Hornets 19th NBA Team With Jersey Patch

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 11 / 13 / 17

The Hornets have signed a jersey patch deal with online loan marketplace LendingTree, becoming the 19th NBA team to sign a jersey patch agreement. Financial terms were not disclosed. The three-year deal is effective immediately, with Charlotte-based LendingTree’s logo to appear on the tea...

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