Quote of the Day

"When I was on the phone with Governor Jindal, telling him what I was going to do, I thought he was coming through the phone to kiss me."
-- New Hornets Owner Tom Benson, on the reaction to him buying the team. (New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE, 4/15)
Monday April 16, 2012 Vol. 18 — No. 153 Print This Issue

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  • Big Man In Big Easy

    Benson said he would own 100% of Hornets without partners, besides his wife

    NBA Commissioner David Stern on Friday “secured the signature” of Saints Owner Tom Benson on a contract to buy the Hornets from the NBA for $338M, “fulfilling a promise Stern made to New Orleans when the league acquired the team from founding owner George Shinn in December 2010 that the Hornets will remain in the Crescent City,” according to a front-page piece by Jimmy Smith of the New Orleans TIMES-PICAYUNE. It was Stern’s “unwavering dedication” to New Orleans that keeps the NBA in the city. Stern: “I always believed we had that obligation to New Orleans. In fact, I thought that and I felt there were issues or constraints that made it difficult for George to continue as an owner, and he real ...

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  • Numbers Game

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