They basically just announced that Charlotte will be called the Hornets again after next season. Stern is basically saying that he completely understands the desire for the fan base to have their old name again. Why can't we have the same. Members of the Charlotte organization and Stern have both admitted how much returning the original name has done for the franchise in their community and the financial value added. Its a big deal for the fans to be happy with the team name. I hope ted is not ignoring what is going on in this press conference. I for one will immediately start buying team gear and memorabilia again. I have heard others would follow suit as well. I understand the sensitivity to the gun thing but this is a basketball team. From what I've been told and experienced no violence has ever occurred as the result of a team name. Especially a basketball team name. Its embarrassing that a famed AAU team in the city (DC Assault) has a tougher name than the professional sports franchise. Lets change that.