Bobcats Reportedly Changing Name to Hornets

by May 18, 2013

With the Hornets officially becoming the Pelicans, the Bobcats have now started the process of changing their name back to the Hornets (yes!), according to CBS Sports: “The Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of changing their name back to ‘Hornets,’ a source with knowledge of the situation told’s Will Brinson, including arranging digital assets that would allow a return to their original nickname. There is no timetable for the switch though NBA commissioner to be Adam Silver told Bobcats season ticket holders in April that such a change would take at least 18 months to implement. Moreover, the change is not unexpected and would likely be popular with the North Carolina fan base. Bobcats chairman and owner Michael Jordan confirmed in February that the team hired ‘a national polling group’ (previously reported as Harris Interactive) to determine how fans felt about a change back to Hornets. Jordan called the reaction to the poll ‘very mixed.’ Numerous grassroots groups have pushed for a return to Hornets.”