Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 1:30 pm  |  12 responses

New Orleans Hornets to Go on Sale?

There are rumblings in the Big Easy that George Shinn is looking to sell the team. The Times Picayune has the latest: “In what could become an offseason of significant change for the franchise, New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn might consider selling his majority share he has controlled since the team’s inception in 1988. Hornets’ officials on Tuesday would neither confirm nor deny that Shinn is interested in selling his share to minority owner Gary Chouest, who in 2007 purchased a 25-percent stake in the NBA franchise for $62 million. Hornets spokesman Harold Kaufman said via e-mail Tuesday that Shinn’s ownership stake, the coaching situation as well as many other issues will be addressed after the season ends. The Hornets close the regular season April 14 at Houston. Chouest is the president and CEO of the Edison Chouest Offshore companies based in Galliano that builds, owns and operates marine vessels. The New York Post reported Tuesday the prospect of the Shinn family selling its majority share is gaining thrust and that former Dallas Mavericks Coach Avery Johnson, a New Orleans native, is almost guaranteed to be the first choice to succeed Coach Jeff Bower, who also serves as the team’s general manager.”

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  • http://myspace.com/weezyleezy337 GametimeWeezy

    Shinn’s wack. Shoutout to Muggsy Bogues

  • Nigel

    Cash Money/Youg money should buy them.

  • http://twitter.com/PDXGayBBall dma

    can we say DUH? maybe the sonics will come back? oh wait the city of seattle doesn’t care.

  • $tev3

    Nigel lmao CP would have to smoke weed then
    N0T G00D

  • $tev3

    Or CP3 is on the move

  • RedRum

    The way Seattle was screwed by taking away from them the most exciting player of the new decade (KD), I think it is only fair if what they get back is the best pg of the game

  • Samuel Kalnitz

    i think ATL should have a second team. Maybe Usher or Ludacris.

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Seattle Hornets?

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    I have an idea: Change the freaking Bobcats to the Charlotte Hornets (this franchise should be kept), and make the New Orleans team the Seattle Supersonics.
    Ah, but where is New Orleans’ team then?

  • Sam Z

    the new orleans team should have okc move there and become the jazz and have utah change their name to the mormons and the clippers moving bake to buffalo to be the braves….but we dont live in a sensible and ideal world so none of this will ever happen

  • Sam Z

    btw that last comment was @ teddy-the-bear

  • LA Huey

    Hey, SLAM fam, do us Seattle fans a favor and don’t pretend we have a shot of getting a franchise within a decade. It’s about as realistic as Shawn Kemp making a productive return in the L.