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Post#2 » by BeesWax » Sat May 2, 2015 8:03 pm

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Post#3 » by Hornet Mania » Sat May 2, 2015 8:20 pm

Sounds good to me. Greensboro would be a good spot, just a short trip up 85 and they've already got a nice arena right next to UNCG (and the ACC HoF).
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Post#4 » by Liver_Pooty » Sat May 2, 2015 8:28 pm

Asheville please thanks
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Post#5 » by JDR720 » Sat May 2, 2015 8:32 pm

I think Raleigh would be a good spot, sign a bunch of UNC/NC State/Duke players and fans will come.
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Post#6 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Sat May 2, 2015 8:32 pm

About damn time.

My guess is Greenville, SC.

Hopefully by then we'll stop signing 30 year olds as our 11th-15th men and start utilizing the D-League for young players.
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Post#7 » by LofJ » Sat May 2, 2015 8:32 pm

Greensboro is the obvious choice, it's close to both the Triangle and Charlotte and they have an arena.The Greensboro Bobcats -cheap and easy, most of the work is already done.
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Post#8 » by yosemiteben » Sun May 3, 2015 12:03 am

Signs of life from the FO. Love seeing this, and very curious to see where it goes.
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Post#9 » by LofJ » Sun May 3, 2015 12:20 am

2017 is going to be a huge year for this franchise. The All-Star game, first year of our new D-League team, and Curry's free agency that summer. Charlotte needs to bring it hard.
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Post#10 » by amcoolio » Sun May 3, 2015 1:58 am

They will pick South Carolina but it should be Raleigh/Durham to get more Hornets interest over there. Play some games in Boone plz!
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Post#11 » by Diop » Sun May 3, 2015 2:17 am

there were a few times this season where I wish we had a 2nd team I could watch instead of the Hornets
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Post#12 » by yosemiteben » Sun May 3, 2015 2:57 am

amcoolio wrote:They will pick South Carolina but it should be Raleigh/Durham to get more Hornets interest over there.

I think no one would go to d league games in the Triangle. Pretty skeptical that it would make a difference.
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Post#13 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Sun May 3, 2015 5:34 pm

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amcoolio wrote:They will pick South Carolina but it should be Raleigh/Durham to get more Hornets interest over there.

I think no one would go to d league games in the Triangle. Pretty skeptical that it would make a difference.

Yeah, I highly doubt they would be able to compete with UNC/Duke/NCSU for fans. Somewhere in South Carolina makes sense- Greenville or Columbia most likely, so they're not too terribly far (~100 miles) from the Hornets arena. It would be hilarious and very fitting if we called that D-League team the Bobcats.
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Post#14 » by JDR720 » Sun May 3, 2015 5:45 pm

hopefully this means we keep our 2nd round picks now, could find a gem eventually.
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Post#15 » by fatlever » Sun May 3, 2015 8:51 pm

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amcoolio wrote:They will pick South Carolina but it should be Raleigh/Durham to get more Hornets interest over there.

I think no one would go to d league games in the Triangle. Pretty skeptical that it would make a difference.

Yeah, I highly doubt they would be able to compete with UNC/Duke/NCSU for fans. Somewhere in South Carolina makes sense- Greenville or Columbia most likely, so they're not too terribly far (~100 miles) from the Hornets arena. It would be hilarious and very fitting if we called that D-League team the Bobcats.


The Greenville Bobcats. That's hilarious.
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Post#16 » by OmegaAtrocity » Sun May 3, 2015 8:54 pm

Asheville would be awesome, but I bet they pick somewhere else.
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Post#17 » by yosemiteben » Sun May 3, 2015 9:24 pm

OmegaAtrocity wrote:Asheville would be awesome, but I bet they pick somewhere else.

There used to be an NBDL team in Asheville, the flight. Didn't make it, don't think they'll try again.
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Post#18 » by OmegaAtrocity » Sun May 3, 2015 10:59 pm

yosemiteben wrote:
OmegaAtrocity wrote:Asheville would be awesome, but I bet they pick somewhere else.

There used to be an NBDL team in Asheville, the flight. Didn't make it, don't think they'll try again.
The Altitude. I remember going to a couple of games, they moved when I was 10. And if I remember correctly, they were doing okay but moved to Tulsa because the Thunder bought the franchise.
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Post#19 » by yosemiteben » Sun May 3, 2015 11:17 pm

OmegaAtrocity wrote:
yosemiteben wrote:
OmegaAtrocity wrote:Asheville would be awesome, but I bet they pick somewhere else.

There used to be an NBDL team in Asheville, the flight. Didn't make it, don't think they'll try again.
The Altitude. I remember going to a couple of games, they moved when I was 10. And if I remember correctly, they were doing okay but moved to Tulsa because the Thunder bought the franchise.

Ah Altitude, right, been a while.

I went to college near there and all I heard was that the attendance was awful. Was purely anecdotal though so maybe not accurate.

I do believe that the Asheville Tourists have the worst name of any professional sports team.
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Post#20 » by OmegaAtrocity » Sun May 3, 2015 11:26 pm

yosemiteben wrote:
OmegaAtrocity wrote:
yosemiteben wrote:There used to be an NBDL team in Asheville, the flight. Didn't make it, don't think they'll try again.
The Altitude. I remember going to a couple of games, they moved when I was 10. And if I remember correctly, they were doing okay but moved to Tulsa because the Thunder bought the franchise.

Ah Altitude, right, been a while.

I went to college near there and all I heard was that the attendance was awful. Was purely anecdotal though so maybe not accurate.

I do believe that the Asheville Tourists have the worst name of any professional sports team.
Yeah I was a kid so I'm not really sure, and I couldn't find anything with a quick Google.

And yeah I was actually just having a conversation about how awful the Tourists' name is earlier today haha.

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