October 5, 2013 12:00 AM
BATON ROUGE - With only a 1-point margin, the Central High School football team defeated Scotlandville Magnet.
The Wildcats took down the Hornets 27-26. Scotlandville Magnet High School hosted the game. more »
September 5, 2013 2:16 PM
The NBA will install motion-tracking cameras in every arena this season. The cameras will monitor player movement and help teams and players get even more detailed analysis of the action on the court. It's the next step in a partnership between the league and STATS that began in 2009. The... more »
April 18, 2013 5:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Hornets haven't waited even a full day after their season-ending loss at Dallas to announce their formal name-change to the Pelicans. After a 27-win 2012-13 campaign, the organization was understandably eager to adopt a new identity. How long it takes for the club to become a... more »
April 11, 2013 9:29 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets say they will sit overall top draft choice Anthony Davis for their final three games because of his left knee injury. The 6-foot-10 rookie forward was hurt when he collided with Marcus Thornton during the fourth quarter of Wednesday night's loss at Sacramento.... more »
March 31, 2013 4:14 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving has been cleared to play after missing eight games with a strained left shoulder. Irving will be active and is expected to play Sunday night against the Hornets. The 21-year-old has been sidelined since March 15, when he hurt his left... more »
March 29, 2013 10:08 PM
NEW ORLEANS - LeBron James scored 36 points, hitting six consecutive 3-pointers in less than six minutes during the first half, and the Miami Heat rebounded from their first loss in nearly two months to beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-89 on Friday night. The Heat, whose 27-game winning streak... more »
March 29, 2013 10:25 AM
UNDATED - The New Orleans Hornets are the lucky team to face the Miami Heat after the Heat suffered their first loss after that 27-game winning streak. Tonight in the Crescent City the Hornets are playing host to the Heat, who were beaten by the Bulls in Chicago two nights... more »
March 15, 2013 8:42 PM
WASHINGTON - John Wall put on a rare shooting show Friday night, scoring a season-high 29 points and matching his career high with three 3-pointers as the Washington Wizards ran their home winning streak to four with a 96-87 victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Wall went 12 for 15... more »
March 12, 2013 10:17 PM
NEW YORK - Brook Lopez scored 26 points and had a big dunk over twin brother Robin, Deron Williams added 21 points and 13 assists, and the Brooklyn Nets beat the New Orleans Hornets 108-98 on Tuesday night. Brooklyn squandered a 10-point lead in the third quarter before pulling off... more »
March 12, 2013 11:08 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets have signed veteran forward Lou Amundson for the rest of the season and released Henry Sims. The Hornets are Amundson's third NBA team this season. The 6-foot-9 former UNLV standout opened the 2012-13 season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, who waived him early last... more »
March 6, 2013 9:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Kobe Bryant scored 13 of his 42 points during a 20-0 run in the last 6:22 of the fourth quarter, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame a 25-point deficit to fend off the New Orleans Hornets, 108-102 on Wednesday night. The Hornets were still ahead by 21... more »
March 1, 2013 3:59 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps says 7-foot reserve forward and center Jason Smith will miss the rest of the season because of a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Meanwhile, the Hornets also say rookie forward Anthony Davis will be out for Friday night's game... more »
February 22, 2013 10:01 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Vince Carter capped a 22-point performance with a 3-pointer that gave Dallas the lead with 6.5 seconds left, and the Mavericks held on for their third straight victory, 104-100 over the New Orleans Hornets on Friday night. Dirk Nowitzki scored 25 points for the Mavericks, while Elton... more »
February 21, 2013 10:58 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets have decided against making any late-hour roster moves before Thursday's NBA trade deadline. The next chance for the franchise to continue rebuilding comes this summer, when the team changes names to the Pelicans, and can work to strengthen its roster through trades, the... more »
January 30, 2013 10:59 PM
SALT LAKE CITY - Paul Millsap scored 25 points, Al Jefferson had 22 and the Utah Jazz defeated the New Orleans Hornets 104-99 on Wednesday night. Ryan Anderson's 3-pointer with 15 seconds left pulled the Hornets within 100-97 but Randy Foye and Millsap each hit two free throws down the... more »
January 24, 2013 3:09 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The Hornets confirmed what could be the worst-kept secret of 2013; they're changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans.
The team made the announcement this afternoon in a nationally-streamed press conference.
Owner Tom Benson said in a promotional video it was the "perfect" symbol... more »
January 24, 2013 10:43 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets are a few hours away from the expected announcement that they're changing their name to the Pelicans.
A countdown clock on the team's website is ticking down to a 3 p.m. reveal, which is widely believed to be owner Tom Benson's rebranding... more »
January 23, 2013 5:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS - People familiar with the decision say the New Orleans Hornets have decided to change their name to the Pelicans next season. The people spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets have not announced the decision. One person says the proposed name... more »
January 22, 2013 4:58 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Ryan Anderson scored 27 points and the New Orleans Hornets survived a second half without Anthony Davis in a 114-105 victory over Sacramento on Monday.
Anderson scored 17 points in the second quarter, making 5 of 8 3-point attempts, when the Hornets raced to a 64-39... more »
January 21, 2013 2:26 PM
NEW ORLEANS- New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis has injured his left ankle and sat out the second half against Sacramento. Davis scored 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting and had six rebounds in the first half when the Hornets took a 64-39 lead Monday.
It was unclear when... more »
December 12, 2012 10:39 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jordan Crawford scored 26 points and the Washington Wizards spoiled the return of overall No. 1 pick Anthony Davis, beating the New Orleans Hornets 77-70 on Tuesday night.
Bradley Beal added 15 points for the Wizards, who trailed by as many as 13 and never led... more »
December 5, 2012 1:25 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Could the New Orleans Hornets be going through a name change?
Reports and speculation suggest a color scheme and name change could be coming for the NBA franchise.
Saints owner Tom Benson bought the Hornets this April for a reported $338 million in an attempt... more »
December 4, 2012 9:47 PM
NEW ORLEANS- Enjoy rooting for the Hornets? You'll have to change your chant.
The NBA team will likely go by the Pelicans next season.
Tom Benson recently bought the team. Benson also owns the Saints and a TV station in New Orleans.
The name isn't new to... more »
November 20, 2012 6:34 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Top overall draft choice Anthony Davis has been scratched from New Orleans' lineup against New York on Tuesday night because of a flare-up of his left ankle injury that first occurred Friday night. Team officials call Davis' injury a "stress reaction," which is an area of bone... more »
November 8, 2012 8:13 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets have arranged for guard Eric Gordon to work out in Los Angeles with specialists as he rehabilitates his sore right knee.
The Hornets, who announced the move on Wednesday evening, say last week's projection that Gordon would miss the first four to... more »
October 1, 2012 3:04 PM
WESTWEGO - The New Orleans Hornets have signed free agents Solomon Alabi, Dominique Morrison and Chris Wright in advance of Tuesday's opening of training camp.
Alabi is a 7-foot-1 center who appeared in 14 games last season with Toronto, averaging 2.4 points and 3.4 rebounds in 8.7 minutes. He... more »
July 19, 2012 1:05 PM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets will start the 2012-13 preseason with a long road trip.
The Bugs will take on the Orlando Magic in Mexico City.
The game will be played October 7 in the new Mexico City Arena.
Tickets go on sale July 20th. more »
May 30, 2012 2:22 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets could end up with the top overall pick in this summer's draft if the ping pong polls fall their way tonight. The annual NBA draft lottery gets underway from New York this evening around 6:55. Entering the Lottery, New Orleans holds a 14.8%... more »
May 3, 2012 8:49 AM
Former New Orleans Hornet Tyson Chandler is the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year. New York's center beat out Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka and three-time winner Dwight Howard of Orlando to become the first Knicks player to win the award. The Knicks ranked in the NBA's top 11 teams in... more »
May 1, 2012 8:36 AM
The Louisiana House has reversed course and agreed to extend an existing tax break given to the New Orleans Hornets that saves the team $3.7 million a year. The extension proposed by Rep. Cameron Henry, R-Metairie, was backed in a 62-37 vote Monday. The measure only got 49 votes in... more »
April 19, 2012 11:29 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The New Orleans Hornets snapped a four-game winning streak with a 103-91 blowout loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.
The Grizzlies clinched a playoff berth for the second straight season as they shot 51 percent overall and won for the 10th time in 13... more »
April 17, 2012 8:34 AM
Greivis Vasquez scored 20 points and the New Orleans Hornets handed the Charlotte Bobcats a franchise-record 17th straight loss, 75-67 on Monday night. The Hornets, playing without leading scorers Eric Gordon and Chris Kaman, won despite shooting just 34 percent from the floor in the second-lowest scoring NBA game this... more »
April 13, 2012 10:30 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A report out of New Orleans says Saints owner Tom Benson now owns the city's NBA franchise as well.
According to WVUE-TV, NBA sources confirmed the Benson purchased the New Orleans Hornets. Benson has been in New York since Thursday working on the deal, and an... more »
April 13, 2012 8:45 AM
The New Orleans Hornets are back in action tonight, hosting the Utah Jazz.
The Hornets (16-42) have won two of their last three games, beating Sacramento 105-96 on Wednesday night.
New Orleans has eight games remaining this season.
As they try to finish strong, they'll also keep... more »
April 12, 2012 8:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS - Jason Smith scored 22 points, hitting 10-of-12 shots, to lead the New Orleans Hornets to a 105-96 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night.
Marco Belinelli added 21 points and Greivis Vasquez 15 points for New Orleans, which shot 55.9 percent (38-of-68) and surged ahead... more »
April 5, 2012 8:52 AM
Eric Gordon scored 15 points in his first action in three months, capping the performance with two free throws in the final seconds to lift the New Orleans Hornets to a 94-92 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night. Trevor Ariza scored 15 points, and Chris Kaman added 14... more »
April 5, 2012 8:51 AM
Commissioner David Stern says the NBA is close to finalizing a deal to keep the Hornets in New Orleans with a very favorable lease, important capital improvements, intense tax benefits and a new television deal. Stern prefaced his comments by telling a joke, saying "soon" when asked about the Hornets'... more »
March 22, 2012 9:21 AM
Rookie Klay Thompson scored a career-high 27 points, David Lee added 25 and the Golden State Warriors ended a four-game losing streak with a 101-92 win over the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday night. The Warriors trailed 58-51 midway through the third quarter before Thompson sparked a 20-5 run. Jarrett... more »
March 16, 2012 9:17 AM
John Wall had 26 points and 12 assists, and the Washington Wizards won 99-89 over the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday night. Roger Mason scored 17 of his season-high 19 points in the second half to help the Wizards snap a three-game skid and win for only the 10th time... more »
March 15, 2012 8:57 AM
The New Orleans Hornets pushed the Los Angeles Lakers to overtime before Kobe Bryant scored 33 points to help the "West Coast Kings" win their fourth straight game and second straight in overtime, 107-101 on Wednesday night. For the second night in a row, the Lakers climbed out of a... more »
February 29, 2012 9:11 AM
Derrick Rose scored 32 points, including the go-ahead jumper with 19.4 seconds left, and the Chicago Bulls closed with an 8-0 run to beat the New Orleans Hornets 99-95 Tuesday night. Joakim Noah had 15 points and 16 rebounds for the Bulls and Carlos Boozer and Luol Deng added 14... more »
February 23, 2012 8:42 AM
Chris Kaman scored 21 points and the New Orleans Hornets held off a late Cleveland rally for an 89-84 win over the Cavaliers on Wednesday night. Rookie point guard Kyrie Irving, who made several clutch plays in Cleveland's back-to-back one-point wins over Sacramento and Detroit, was held to six points,... more »
February 16, 2012 8:52 AM
For the first time in 2012, the New Orleans Hornets have won back-to-back games. Marco Bellinelli scored a season-high 22 points including six 3-pointers in a 92-89 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. Chris Kaman added 18 points and 10 rebounds as New Orleans improved to 6 and 23 on the... more »
February 14, 2012 8:47 AM
NEW ORLEANS- The Hornets say Eric Gordon will have arthroscopic surgery on his injured right knee on Tuesday and be out at least an additional six weeks. Gordon, who has played in only two games this season, bruised his knee in the season opener, when he scored 20 points in... more »
February 7, 2012 9:02 AM
NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Hornets lost for the sixth straight time as DeMarcus Cousins' 28 points and 19 rebounds paced the Sacramento Kings to just their ninth win of the season.
The Kings erased an 18-point deficit en route to a 100-92 victory over the slumping New Orleans... more »
December 20, 2011 2:51 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans may no longer have an NBA team with jazz in its name, but home games of the New Orleans Hornets will soon include live courtside jazz. On Tuesday the Hornets announced a partnership with New Orleans jazz trumpeter Irvin Mayfield, artistic director of the New... more »
December 8, 2011 6:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the negotiations says the framework of a three-team trade is in place to send Hornets All-Star guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Lakers. The Houston Rockets are the other team involved, the person told The Associated Press Thursday on condition of anonymity... more »
June 7, 2011 12:52 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Hornets head coach Monty Williams says assistant Mike Malone is leaving to join Mark Jackson's new staff with the Golden State Warriors.
Malone has spent one season with the Hornets, joining the club shortly after Williams was hired for his first head coaching job last year.... more »
April 28, 2011 5:17 PM
BATON ROUGE - A "big" donation from the New Orleans Hornets will help new avionics students in Baton Rouge.
Today the New Orleans Hornets donated a Boeing 727 jet to the Baton Rouge Community College for its new Aviation program.
"This is a tremendous gift," BRCC Chancellor Myrtle... more »
April 19, 2011 12:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans Hornets spokesman Harold Kaufman says the club has sold out its first playoff home game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
That will be Game 3 of the best-of-seven series that the Hornets currently lead 1-0 after a series-opening upset in Los... more »
March 4, 2011 9:55 PM
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Chris Paul broke out of a scoring slump with 23 points and 14 assists, Willie Green keyed a fourth-quarter rally and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Memphis Grizzlies 98-91 on Friday night. Paul, limited to 17 points over the previous three games, was 7 of... more »
February 23, 2011 12:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A person familiar with the negotiations says the Hornets and Kings have verbally agreed to a trade sending forward Carl Landry to New Orleans in exchange for shooting guard Marcus Thornton.
The deal is pending league approval and is expected to become official before Thursday's NBA... more »
February 21, 2011 12:37 PM
SNELLVILLE, Ga. - Police in an Atlanta suburb say New Orleans Hornets' backup point guard Jarrett Jack has been arrested and charged with drunken driving.
Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead said in an e-mail Monday the 27-year-old former Georgia Tech star was pulled over early Sunday by an officer... more »
January 30, 2011 10:46 PM
PHOENIX -- Backup center Marcin Gortat scored a career-high 25 points and the Phoenix Suns beat a team with a winning record for the fourth straight time, surviving the New Orleans Hornets' frantic late rally for a 104-102 victory Sunday night.
The Suns nearly blew an eight-point lead in... more »
January 17, 2011 4:58 PM
David West had 23 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Hornets won their fifth straight, 85-81 over the Toronto Raptors on Monday. West's jumper with 31.7 seconds left put New Orleans ahead 83-81. He then preserved the lead with a block on Amir Johnson in the paint, got... more »
January 15, 2011 9:42 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- David West had 26 points and eight rebounds and the weary New Orleans Hornets took advantage of Tyrus Thomas' late ejection to beat the Charlotte Bobcats 88-81 on Saturday night for their fourth straight victory.
Chris Paul added 19 points in the return to his home... more »
January 1, 2011 9:31 PM
WASHINGTON -- Trevor Ariza scored a season-high 22 points, Emeka Okafor had 17 points and a season-high 15 rebounds and Chris Paul added 13 points and 11 assists to help the New Orleans Hornets beat the Washington Wizards 92-81 on Saturday night.
Ariza scored 13 points in the third... more »
December 26, 2010 9:53 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- Chris Paul scored 22 points -- 13 in the pivotal third quarter -- and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Atlanta Hawks 93-86 on Sunday night.
Paul was 10 of 17 from the field and also had eight assists. David West scored 18 points, Emeka Okafor... more »
December 17, 2010 9:56 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- David West's accuracy and Utah's shooting slump combined to give the Hornets an easy night.
West scored 23 points, Chris Paul had 11 points and 10 assists, and the New Orleans won its second straight, 100-71 over the Jazz on Friday night.
Hornets reserve guard Marcus... more »
December 16, 2010 4:18 PM
NEW ORLEANS- The Hornets Business Council is buying Hornet's tickets and encouraging regional businesses and others to do the same.
It's an attempt to keep the team in New Orleans. Hornets majority owner George Shinn is selling the team to the NBA.
The decision has created a firestorm... more »
December 15, 2010 4:35 PM
A person familiar with the situation says Hornets games will soon be available to tens of thousands of cable subscribers in suburban New Orleans on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Charter Communications will soon be adding Cox Sports Television to its lineup, the person told The Associated Press Wednesday... more »
December 13, 2010 2:33 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Gov. Bobby Jindal and New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu say they're confident after meeting with regional business leaders that they can keep the Hornets in New Orleans. The governor is also calling on residents and businesses to buy more tickets in the meantime so that attendance will... more »
December 8, 2010 10:57 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- David West and the New Orleans Hornets didn't look at all distracted by the NBA's impending takeover of their team.
West scored 25 points, Chris Paul had 14 assists and the Hornets won their first game since the league announced its planned purchase of the club,... more »
December 8, 2010 11:11 AM
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal is urging Louisiana residents to "pack the arena" for the upcoming New Orleans Hornets home games, in an effort to boost attendance figures and keep the team in the state. The NBA is proceeding with a plan to buy the Hornets from its owners... more »
December 5, 2010 5:40 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- A person familiar with the decision says New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn has agreed to sell the club to the NBA and that the transaction could be completed within a couple days.
The league has lined up Jac Sperling of the NHL's Minnesota Wild to... more »
December 4, 2010 4:54 PM
The NBA is looking into buying the New Orleans Hornets from George Shinn until a permanent new owner can be found, a person familiar with the discussions said.
The league intends to find an owner who plans to keep the Hornets in New Orleans, the person told The Associated... more »
December 1, 2010 11:04 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - David West scored 22 points and the New Orleans Hornets beat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-73 on Wednesday night. Emeka Okafor had 14 points and 13 rebounds, and Chris Paul dished out 14 assists for New Orleans, which snapped a two-game skid. Charlotte scored only four points... more »
November 19, 2010 11:24 PM
NEW ORLEANS - Even while giving up 100 points for the first time this season, the New Orleans Hornets still won with their defense.
David West scored a season-high 34 points, and the Hornets held Cleveland to 35 percent shooting and survived a late flurry to beat the Cavaliers... more »
November 13, 2010 10:30 PM
NEW ORLEANS -- The unbeaten New Orleans Hornets won their eighth in a row, with David West and Marco Belinelli each scoring 18 points Saturday night in a 107-87 win over the Portland Trail Blazers 107-87.
The Hornets, the only undefeated team in the NBA, led from start to finish.... more »
November 6, 2010 10:50 PM
David West made 10-of-12 shots and scored a season-high 25 points, and the New Orleans Hornets remained unbeaten with an 87-81 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday night. Chris Paul and Marco Belinelli each added 14 for the Hornets, who at 6-0 are off to their best start in... more »
November 5, 2010 11:35 PM
Emeka Okafor evoked memories of his dominant college days and helped Chris Paul get the best of his buddy, LeBron James. Okafor had a season-high 26 points and 13 rebounds, Paul had 13 points, 19 assists and five steals, and New Orleans remained unbeaten with a 96-93 victory over the... more »
October 5, 2010 4:00 PM
New Orleans general manager Dell Demps says the Hornets have released reserve point guard Jannero Pargo so he can focus on rehabilitating fully from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery. Pargo was signed shortly before training camp and was hoping to compete with Willie Green for backup minutes behind three-time All-Star Chris... more »
September 16, 2010 10:21 PM
Ken Hilton and the Scotlandville Hornets earned their first win of the season tonight, beating Southern Lab 20-14.
It was a game full of turnovers from both teams but not a lot of scoring early. In the first half, Southern Lab was forced to punt but Scotlandville's Kortland Harmon... more »
September 5, 2010 3:09 PM
The Stump Mitchell era is off to a good start over at Southern University. The Jaguars overcame a 27-16 deficit and scored 21 unanswered points to defeat Delaware State 37-27 in the SWAC/MEAC Challenge in Orlando.
Mitchell pulled starting quarterback Jeremiah McGinty after the first half of play. McGinty... more »
August 11, 2010 3:08 PM
The Indiana Pacers have acquired point guard Darren Collison and forward James Posey from New Orleans in a four-team trade.
The Pacers also sent Troy Murphy to the Nets, who sent guard Courtney Lee to Houston.
The Rockets shipped swingman Trevor Ariza to New Orleans to complete the... more »
August 10, 2010 4:54 PM
The New Orleans Hornets announced their 2010-2011 regular season schedule this afternoon, with some marquees matchups on the agenda. The team opens its season at home on October 27th against Brandon Jennings and the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Hornets first road game comes on three days later on Saturday, Oct.... more »
July 26, 2010 1:02 PM
Hornets general manager Dell Demps says star guard Chris Paul did not request a trade during a meeting with New Orleans executives.
Demps says he is confident that Paul will be playing with the Hornets this season after Monday's meeting, which included new coach Monty Williams and team president... more »
July 15, 2010 3:20 PM
The New Orleans Hornets have decided against signing free agent Luther Head, after consulting with the team's medical staff.
The move comes after Head's agent said that the Hornets had not offered a reasonable explanation for taking back a two-year contract offer for the veteran guard.
Head's deal... more »
July 14, 2010 1:55 PM
After agreeing to a two-year deal just four days ago, the New Orleans Hornets have withdrawn their offer to free agent guard Luther Head.
The decision was made after "physical issues" came up during an exam by the team's medical staff. There's been no report so far about what... more »
July 10, 2010 3:15 PM
The New Orleans Hornets have reached an agreement on a two-year contract with veteran guard Luther Head. The Hornets are not announcing the deal yet because Head still must pass his physical, but Head's agent, Mark Bartelstein, told The Associated Press on Saturday that the deal paying Head about $2.5... more »
July 8, 2010 4:16 PM
The trade between the New Orleans Hornets and Oklahoma City Thunder is now final. The deal sent the rights to Cole Aldrich and Morris Peterson to the Thunder in exchange for the rights to Craig Brackins and Quincy Pondexter.
Brackins was the 21st overall selection in the draft. The... more »
July 8, 2010 2:51 PM
Chris Paul has cut the ties that has handled his marketing and basketball contracts since he entered the NBA.
Octagon basketball managing director Jeff Austin, who negotiated Paul's current four-year, $68 million contract with the New Orleans Hornets, confirmed on Thursday that Paul has ended his five-year relationship with... more »
July 6, 2010 4:38 PM
New Orleans Hornets general manager Jeff Bower has pulled himself from consideration for the opening at general manager for the New Jersey Nets.
Bower said he appreciated the opportunity, but he does not feel that it was the right fit for New Jersey or himself.
The Nets recently... more »
July 3, 2010 8:57 PM
Hornets president Hugh Weber said Saturday there is "no question" that Chris Paul will still be with New Orleans when next season begins. Weber made the assurances a day after Paul, while hosting his CP3 Foundation golf outing, said that while he considers New Orleans his adopted hometown and loves... more »
June 30, 2010 12:58 PM
New Orleans Hornets head coach Monty Williams introduced three new coaches in his staff on Wednesday. He'll share the bench with Mike Malone, Bryan Gates, and James Borrego.
Malone joins the Hornets after spending five years with the Cleveland Cavaliers, each of which the Cavs made the playoffs.
... more »
June 30, 2010 12:16 PM
Marcus Thornton's basketball camp began Wednesday at Baton Rouge Community College. The camp will run each day through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The former LSU star's camp will highlight skill development, such as dribbling and shooting, and daily games and contests.
Participants in the day... more »
June 24, 2010 9:05 PM
Although the trade will not become official until the NBA signs off on it, the New Orleans Hornets will welcome two new players to their franchise. New Orleans selected Kansas center Cole Aldrich with the 11th pick in the NBA Draft. A proposed trade between the Hornets and the Thunder... more »
June 23, 2010 12:56 PM
The Hornets' owners say Chris Paul is the cornerstone of their franchise and that their goal going into Thursday's draft is to build around the three-time All-Star - not to trade him.
Owner George Shinn says in a statement released Wednesday that he and partner Gary Chouest want to... more »
June 8, 2010 5:34 PM
Monty Williams says he thought the New Orleans Hornets would be a good fit for him in large part because of the presence of Chris Paul. Speaking at his formal introduction as the Hornets' new coach on Tuesday, the former Portland assistant said he was reminded when the Trail Blazers... more »
June 7, 2010 4:08 PM
The Hornets have scheduled a Tuesday afternoon news conference to formally introduce Monty Williams as their new head coach. The 38-year-old Williams, who played at Notre Dame and then for several NBA teams spanning nine seasons, has been an assistant to Portland head coach Nate McMillan since 2005. Portland was... more »
June 7, 2010 10:14 AM
A New Orleans Hornets spokesman said the club hopes to introduce Monty Williams as its new head coach by Tuesday.
Williams has agreed in principle to a three-year contract, although some details are still being worked out.
The Hornets began negotiating with Williams on Friday. more »
May 5, 2010 12:35 PM
The New Orleans Hornets say a formal announcement of a change of ownership will not happen until next week at the earliest.
Team spokesman Harold Kaufman says the schedules of top team officials has been complicated by an ongoing search for a new head coach.
Chouest and Hornets... more »
May 4, 2010 3:33 PM
Former Southern Jaguar player Avery Johnson has interviewed for the vacant head coaching position with the New Orleans Hornets.
Johnson, a former NBA player and former Dallas Mavericks coach, was the second of two candidates already interviewed for the position vacated by Jeff Bower at the end of the... more »
May 3, 2010 9:32 AM
A person familiar with the negotiations says New Orleans Hornets majority owner George Shinn has reached a deal to sell his shares of the team to minority owner Gary Chouest. The anonymous source says the club is planning an announcement on Wednesday. Chouest is a Louisiana native and owner of... more »
April 30, 2010 2:26 PM
For the first time in franchise history, the New Orleans Hornets have two players receiving NBA all-rookie team honors in the same season.
Point guard Darren Collison has been named to the all-rookie first team.
Former LSU standout, shooting guard Marcus Thornton, received second-team honors.
It's the... more »
April 20, 2010 2:03 PM
Jeff Bower will remain the general manager of the New Orleans Hornets, after stepping down as coach of the team.
Bower says he will turn his focus immediately to the search for a new coach and the NBA draft in June.
Bower first joined the Hornets as a... more »
November 12, 2009 12:55 PM
ESPN is reporting that the New Orleans Hornets have fired coach Byron Scott after a 3-6 start.
Scott won NBA Coach of the Year honors two seasons ago after leading the Hornets to 56-26 record and a division title. Last year the Hornets posted a 49-33 mark before getting... more »
September 11, 2009 5:34 PM
Nearly 100 volunteers swarmed the streets of Brookstown to attack long overlooked blight as part of President Obama's call to service.
The day of service is in remembrance of the lives lost eight years ago during the 9/11 attacks.
Volunteers tackled some of the biggest messes in the... more »