Who’s Safe Under New Hornets Ownership?
Ownership solidification isn’t sexy or traffic-stopping. It likely won’t increase ticket sales, and it absolutely won’t improve the on-court product this season.
But if the New Orleans Hornets are sold within the next 10 days — reportedly, from the NBA to a group led by Los Angeles-area businessman Raj Bhathal — it easily will qualify as the best thing that has happened, and will happen, to the team this season.
Just as players have been auditioning for President Hugh Weber, General Manager Dell Demps and Coach Monty Williams, those three men possibly will be auditioning for a new owner.
Not that they haven’t done a commendable job, given the difficulty and parameters of the situation.