New Orleans native and Saints owner Tom Benson, took on a lot of responsibility when he purchased the Hornets. The deal was made official on Friday and Benson is assuming 125 million of the teams current depth, not to mention helping bring back the excitement of the 2006-07 season on a consistent basis.There will be the challenge of keeping unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon in the fold this offseason and continuing to build through the draft, but there are other changes that are coming as well.According to the Times-Picayune, Benson wants a name to better suit the aura of The Crescent City."We need to find a name like (Jazz)," Benson said, referring to New Orleans first NBA team that relocated to Salt Lake City in 1979. "Whether we can get that or let us use that, you've got to know we're working on it. We'd like to change it tomorrow. We have not gotten that approved, but we're not letting up on it, either. Because we've got a good relationship with the commissioner and his people and we're going to be on them daily to do something."The Hornets have a new lease agreement that will tie them to New Orleans Arena through the 2024 season.What would be a suitable but respectful name that would represent the New Orleans faithful?
On the latest Hawks Talk Podcast Tracey Myers and Jamal Mayers join Pat Boyle to discuss the teams wins over the Rangers and Penguins. Have they figured some things out and what is the identity of this team after 20 games?
Jammer weighs in on Artem Anisimov’s big week and are there enough Hawks committed to net front presence? They also discuss the surging play of the blue liners and did the Hawks fail to send a message to Evgeni Malkin, after he kneed Corey Crawford in the head?
David Haugh (Chicago Tribune), Adam Jahns (Chicago Sun-Times) and Patrick Finley (Chicago Sun-Times) join Kap on the panel. Kap is happy that Mitch Trubisky played ok and John Fox’s team lost again. The panel disagrees.
Plus Leonard Floyd doesn’t have an ACL tear…. Yet. Should the Bears shut him down even if he gets good news?