Kansas City Hornets?

7 Dec

The Kings played in KC from 1972-1985

from AOLFanHouse:

“The Hornets, according to the newspaper, can opt out of their current lease agreement with the state of Louisiana that runs through 2014 if they average less than 14,213 fans during a 13-game stretch of home dates between Dec. 1 and Jan. 17. That challenge has not gone well thus far, as they have had crowds of 10,866 (Wednesday against Charlotte) and 14,020 (Friday against New York) since then for an average of 12,443.

If the Hornets fall short of the mark and opt to leave New Orleans, they would have to pay a $10 million exit penalty and file a relocation notice with the state by March 1, 2011. While there would certainly be a concerted effort to find an owner and a viable business plan to keep the team in New Orleans, the source told FanHouse that scenarios have been discussed that involve moving the team to Kansas City as well. All of which is an unwelcome distraction for a Hornets team already enduring a downturn, as their 11-1 start under first-year general manager Dell Demps and first-year coach Monty Williams has been followed by five losses in their last seven games.”

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