New Orleans native and Saints owner Tom Benson, took on a lot of responsibility when he purchased the Hornets. The deal was made official on Friday and Benson is assuming 125 million of the teams current depth, not to mention helping bring back the excitement of the 2006-07 season on a consistent basis.There will be the challenge of keeping unrestricted free agent Eric Gordon in the fold this offseason and continuing to build through the draft, but there are other changes that are coming as well.According to the Times-Picayune, Benson wants a name to better suit the aura of The Crescent City."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."The Hornets have a new lease agreement that will tie them to New Orleans Arena through the 2024 season.What would be a suitable but respectful name that would represent the New Orleans faithful?
Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from Monday:
Who are the Bulls? The team that beat Cleveland and Toronto or lost to Dallas, Minnesota and Milwaukee?
That's the question Bulls fans are currently asking and the one Bulls Insider Vincent Goodwill posed in the video above.
The Bulls have had impressive wins and shocking losses, but neither of those should be surprising at this point. The Bulls are, as Goodwill put it, consistently inconsistent.
The first half of the season has proven that Dwyane Wade still has some memorable moments left to give and Jimmy Butler continues to approach superstardom. On the downside, the drama surrounding Rajon Rondo has meant the 'three alphas' that were hyped up in the preseason haven't been the dynamic trio some Bulls fans had hoped.
Coach Fred Hoiberg doesn't have the shooters his system needs, but can he still rally the troops and get something out of Rondo?
Watch the video to see Goodwill's look back on the Bulls' first half and what could be ahead.