NBA http://wfae.org en Hornets Fill Needs In NBA Draft http://wfae.org/post/hornets-fill-needs-nba-draft <p>The NBA draft was Thursday night. As WFAE’s Kevin Kniestedt explains, the Charlotte Hornets did well to fill some glaring holes in their roster.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:42:53 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 53802 at http://wfae.org Hornets Fill Needs In NBA Draft It's Official: The Buzz Is Back http://wfae.org/post/its-official-buzz-back <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">After 12 years away, the Hornets name has officially returned to Charlotte. The city's NBA team finalized its name-change from the Bobcats to the Hornets Tuesday.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:17:10 +0000 Nick de la Canal 51380 at http://wfae.org It's Official: The Buzz Is Back NBA Commissioner: Bobcats' Arena Needs Upgrades To Host All-Star Game http://wfae.org/post/nba-commissioner-bobcats-arena-needs-upgrades-host-all-star-game <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Great news for Charlotte basketball fans, but not necessarily for Charlotte taxpayers: NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he’d love for the city to host an All-Star game. But he says the Charlotte Bobcats’ arena needs an upgrade first, and that’s where taxpayers come in.</span></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 13:37:21 +0000 Michael Tomsic 47620 at http://wfae.org NBA Commissioner: Bobcats' Arena Needs Upgrades To Host All-Star Game NASCAR, Other Pro Sports Staff High-Tech Social Media Centers http://wfae.org/post/nascar-other-pro-sports-staff-high-tech-social-media-centers <p>NASCAR, the NFL and other pro sports are combining high-tech data analytics with old-school public relations. They've built what are basically tech command centers where employees engage with fans and monitor trends on social media. The centers have been popping up over the past five years or so, and one of the newest ones is in Charlotte.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:47:43 +0000 Michael Tomsic 46300 at http://wfae.org NASCAR, Other Pro Sports Staff High-Tech Social Media Centers The Business Of Bringing 'Hornets' Back To Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/business-bringing-hornets-back-charlotte <p>After 12 years away, one of Charlotte's most beloved brands is coming home. Next season, Charlotte's NBA team will once again take the court as the Hornets. The Bobcats announced the change last summer, and the organization is taking about a year and a half to transition. WFAE's Michael Tomsic reports on the business of bringing the Hornets back.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:59:34 +0000 Michael Tomsic 45480 at http://wfae.org The Business Of Bringing 'Hornets' Back To Charlotte Charlotte Bobcats Fire Coach Mike Dunlap After 21-61 Season http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-bobcats-fire-coach-mike-dunlap-after-21-61-season <p>The Charlotte Bobcats have fired coach Mike Dunlap after a single season in which the NBA team went 21-61.</p><p>The Bobcats put out a brief statement Tuesday that included the following quote from president of basketball Rod Higgins:</p><p>“Rich Cho and I conducted our season-ending review and met with Coach Dunlap to reflect on this season. As an organization, it was decided that we needed to make a change with the head coach position. We want to thank Mike for his contribution and wish him the best in his future endeavors.”</p> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 18:41:28 +0000 Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer 25840 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Bobcats Fire Coach Mike Dunlap After 21-61 Season Charlotte Hornets' Fans Leverage Social Media To "Bring Back The Buzz" http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-hornets-fans-leverage-social-media-bring-back-buzz <p>There’s been a lot of BUZZ recently about a certain name returning to Charlotte. Yes, the speculation is the Hornets name could be coming back to the city's NBA team. The New owner of the New Orleans Hornets wants to change the team’s name to something a little more Louisiana-centric. When the news broke December 4 that the NBA team could drop the name as early as next season, it excited a lot of people who were upset when the Hornets left in 2002.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:55:02 +0000 Duncan McFadyen 18035 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Hornets' Fans Leverage Social Media To "Bring Back The Buzz" $3 Million Question: Will Nostalgia, Money Follow 'Hornets' Nickname? http://wfae.org/post/3-million-question-will-nostalgia-money-follow-hornets-nickname <p></p> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 15:44:34 +0000 Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer 17163 at http://wfae.org $3 Million Question: Will Nostalgia, Money Follow 'Hornets' Nickname?