We’ve been hopeful about the possibility of the New Orleans Hornets coming to Vancouver. That franchise has been in dire straights to say the least. But this week it appears the dream for Vancouver fans is over.
Commissioner David Stern has no interest in moving the Hornets. The deal with Tom Benson proves that fact. The team was sold to the local owner for $338 million.
In fact he’s looking at allowing the New Orleans ownership group a possible name change. There are a few hoops to jump through such as improvements to the arena and a television deal in the making.
But for Vancouver fans, time now to move on from the Hornets discussion. It’s over.