There are ton of teams with names that don’t have anything to do with their city because of franchise movement.
Never forget the Los Angeles Lakers use to be the Minneapolis Lakers. With that being said the Hornets do need a fresh a start and a name change could be the first domino.
Benson said he is also trying to change the name of the NBA team to better fit the ambiance, culture and charm of New Orleans.
“We need to find a name like (Jazz),” Benson said, referring to New Orleans first NBA team that relocated to Salt Lake City in 1979. “Whether we can get that or let us use that, you’ve got to know we’re working on it. We’d like to change it tomorrow. We have not gotten that approved, but we’re not letting up on it, either. Because we’ve got a good relationship with the commissioner and his people and we’re going to be on them daily to do something.”