Since our post about the possibility of a Charlotte Hornets re-brand went live this morning, more news has piled in that has increased the likelihood of Hugo coming back to the Queen City.
First and foremost, I received a text from a source who verified that a survey had been sent out to Bobcats season ticket holders that gauged interest about a possible name change.
That text read: “[The source] took a survey and a portion of the survey was about the name change.”
Then, the Charlotte Observer posted a story with questions from that actual survey.
According to the Observer, the survey is by Harris Interactive, and one of the questions was:
“If the Bobcats were to change their nickname to the ‘Hornets,’ would you attend more games than you currently do, attend fewer games, or attend about the same amount?”
The Observer report also noted that some people might not be as enthusiastic as groups like Bring Back the Buzz and We Beelieve about bringing the Hornets name back to Charlotte.
“Some of them have invested in us for nine years as Bobcats fans,’’ Bobcats president Fred Whitfield told the Observer in December.
If the people Charlotte surveys do want the Hornets back in Charlotte, though, it might not be that hard to make the change in a timely manner.
The current Hornets are holding a press conference later today to officially announce they will become the New Orleans Pelicans next season.