According to a report released by CBS Sports, the Charlotte Bobcats are in the process of officially changing their name back to the “Hornets.”
Recently, following the move by New Orleans to drop “Hornets” in favor of “Pelicans,” Bobcats fans started a campaign to bring the buzz back. That campaign, apparently, has been heard by the organization.
In February, Bobcats owner Michael Jordan hired a group to conduct a poll on switching back to the Hornets, which produced “mixed” results. With the latest news out of Charlotte, the positive results must have outweighed the negative results.
According to future NBA commissioner Adam Silver, the name change will take at least 18 months to implement, however, he has stated that it is not an issue since the NBA owns the “Hornets” moniker.
CBS Sports dug a little deeper on the subject and found that NBAHornets.com was recently registered by the NBA’s media branch.
It will still take some time to transition the entire franchise back to the original brand, but Bobcats fans can get excited at the idea of having their original moniker back.