December 20, 2010 The NBA has purchased the New Orleans Hornets from majority owner George Shinn and minority owner Gary Chouest. Shinn founded the team in Charlotte, North Carolina, in 1988 and moved it to New Orleans in 2002.
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, right of Jindal, show their support for keeping the Hornets in New Orleans at a news conference Monday.
December 13, 2010 Government and business community leaders came together in New Orleans on Monday to rally support for keeping the NBA's Hornets in the Crescent City.
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