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By Bob Dole
The industrious island has proved itself worthy of U.S. inclusion
Topic - Hugh Weber
The Hornets and State of Louisiana have reached an agreement in principle that would keep the NBA club in the New Orleans Arena through 2024 and pump about $50 million in improvements into the stadium.
The framework of a three-team trade is in place to send Hornets All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, people familiar with the negotiations said.
The framework of a three-team trade is in place to send Hornets All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers, said a person familiar with the negotiations.
The NBA's appointed governor of the Hornets stood in one of New Orleans' historic homes near City Park, in a room where large wood-framed windows were adorned with luxurious curtains long enough to touch the hardwood floors.
The man picked by the NBA to oversee the Hornets after the league's takeover of the franchise said Tuesday his assignment is to make the club more attractive to a buyer who would keep the team in New Orleans.
New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn has agreed to sell the club to the NBA and the transaction could be completed within a couple days, according to a person familiar with the decision.
The NBA is looking into buying the New Orleans Hornets from George Shinn until a permanent new owner can be found, a person familiar with the discussions said.
Hornets star guard Chris Paul did not request a trade Monday in his meeting with new coach Monty Williams and top team officials, general manager Dell Demps said.
Chris Paul has requested to be traded and the New Orleans Hornets have scheduled a meeting with the star guard on Monday, according to a person familiar with the situation.
The Hornets and general manager Jeff Bower have "mutually agreed" to part ways immediately.
"This continues to be an exciting time for our organization, on the heels of the lease extension with the state and the securing of local ownership," Hornets president Hugh Weber said. "Having the ability to improve our on-court product through two lottery _ and potential top-10 _ picks in the upcoming NBA Draft is another positive step toward the future of this franchise."
"The idea of not being able to bring up word benchmark or attendance threshold and all of those things really is sigh of relief for all of our fans," Hornets team president Hugh Weber said.