The Charlotte Bobcats have officially become the Charlotte Hornets, the team announced in a press conference today. The franchise will assume the statistical history of the original Charlotte Hornets from 1988 through 2002, when they moved to New Orleans, and those records will also encompass everything the Bobcats did from their inception in 2004. The franchise unveiled its new website and Twitter feed with the Hornets nickname.
So, Hoops Rumors will refer to the team as the Hornets from now on. You can find a link to our Hornets rumors page on the right sidebar, just as you can do with every NBA team, and we’ve updated our Facebook and Twitter feeds, too.