Quote of the Day

"We can't wait three or four months to address this issue if we're interested in trying to find a local buyer."
-- Hornets Chair Jac Sperling, on the team launching a new initative designed to reach 10,000 season-ticket holders despite this being a traditionally slow selling period. (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 6/7)
Tuesday June 7, 2011 Vol. 17 — No. 185 Print This Issue

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