Bobcats Chief Marketing Officer Pete Guelli: “It was 80% When We Did The Poll That People Wanted The Name Back”
The Drive Tuesday 5-21-13 – The director of Marketing for the Bobcats talks with The Drive after the press conference that announced the Bobcats intentions of changing the name of the team to the Hornets.
We are about to go “Back to the Future” in the Queen City. After a Decade of disappointments, Charlotte is finally getting the BUZZ back. The current owner of the Charlotte Bobcats and best basketball player […]
Now, I don’t typically buy conspiracy theories. Trust me, I don’t. But the NBA Draft Lottery? Well, let’s just say some convenient things have happened throughout the years. Like last year, when the NBA-0wned New Orleans Hornets won the lucky ping pong ball and not our Charlotte Bobcats, who had the worst record. Saints owner Tom Benson had just agreed to purchase the team, which the league had been trying to sell for a year and a half. Add in the fact that Benson was in attendance and Michael Jordan wasn’t and you can see why people raised questions.
As you’ve now heard, the Charlotte Bobcats will become the Charlotte Hornets. Credit to CBSSports.com’s Will Brinson for breaking the story late last night. We don’t know exactly how long the process will take, but we do know NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver said the process would take “at least 18 months.” So we know Charlotte’s basketball team in 2013-2014 will again be called the Bobcats. The 2014-2015 season will tip off in early November of 2014, a little over 17 months from now. I have no inside information, but I suspect that the organization will aim to take the floor in 2014-2015 wearing purple and teal.
Michael Jordan’s Trainer And Author Tim Grover: “Nothing Was Going To Stop Him From Giving 100% In The Flu Game”
The Drive Friday 5-20-13 -Tim Grover talks with The Drive about his new book and all the great athletes he has trained over the years. They get into how Lebron has failed to step up in big games like Jordan or D Wade has done, his thoughts of Michael Jordan’s “Flu Game”, and what he thinks will happen with Kobe Bryant in L.A.
Michael Jordan got married over the weekend, with Tiger Woods, Spike Lee and Patrick Ewing among those attending the NBA Hall of Famer’s wedding in Palm Beach, Fla.
(AP) — Michael Jordan got married over the weekend, with Tiger Woods, Spike Lee and Patrick Ewing among those attending the NBA Hall of Famer’s wedding in Palm Beach, Fla.
I think the Charlotte Bobcats made the right move in hiring Mike Dunlap last summer. They needed a coach known for developing a young roster that could get them through another trying season.
Nelly, the Hip Hop Icon, Rapper and also Minority Owner of the Charlotte Bobcats stopped by the studio to talk about his new album, the future of the Bobcats, Kobe Bryant’s injury and the influence Jackie Robinson had on his life growing up as a black athlete.
What he said is uncontroversial, but surprising. We’ve known for a while that the organization is polling season ticket holders about a potential Bobcats-to-Hornets name change. MJ hasn’t released the results or shared the contents of his inbox so it’s hard to contest the “very mixed” comment.
But who really supports keeping the Bobcats name?