In the late 80s of the last century George Shin, the entrepreneur from North Carolina, together with a group of like-minded people decided to return the professional basketball to Charlotte in the 70s there was the team of the ABA called Carolina Cougars. The fact of historical heritage, coupled with high growth rates of the city, allowed Shin to receive the approval of David Stern the Commissioner of the National Basketball Association from to to open the 24th NBA club. The name of the new club was chosen by voting among the passionate population, and as a result, the priority variant Charlotte Spirit gave way to the name Hornets. However, by the end of the 90s, the popular team in past was in a deep crisis:
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Birth of the Hornets[ edit ] In , the NBA was planning to expand by three teams by the — season, later modified to include a total of four expansion teams. George Shinn , an entrepreneur from Kannapolis , wanted to bring an NBA team to the Charlotte area, and he assembled a group of prominent local businessmen to head the prospective franchise. The Charlotte area had long been a hotbed for college basketball. Charlotte was also one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States, and was previously one of the three in-state regional homes to the American Basketball Association 's Carolina Cougars from to Despite doubt from critics, Shinn's ace in the hole was the Charlotte Coliseum , a state-of-the-art arena that would seat almost 24, spectators — the largest basketball-specific arena ever to serve as a full-time home for an NBA team. Originally, the new team was going to be called the Charlotte Spirit, but a name-the-team contest yielded "Hornets" as the winning choice.
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History[ edit ] The Hugo moniker was selected from a pool of more than 6, fan suggestions, and was inaugurated as part of the Charlotte Hornets' first season. Afterwards, the New Orleans Arena crew responsible for cleaning up after the stunt used the wrong fire extinguisher and could not put out the fire. Eventually the arena filled with smoke, and the floor became covered with slippery chemicals which proved difficult to remove from the playing surface. It took a minute delay to finally make the arena floor suitable for play again; NBA Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Stu Jackson canceled the halftime show in response. Later, Jackson would fine the Hornets organization for the mishap.
Charlotte Hornets Logo Charlotte Hornets Logo The professional basketball team Charlotte Hornets has already had at least five distinctive primary logos. The need for logo modification has been in many cases connected with changes in the name of the team. Meaning and history The club was founded in Initially, it was an expansion team, while its owner was George Shinn. While the theme itself — a hornet with a basketball — remained the same, its actual implementation was utterly different.