Tom Benson Will Make the New Orleans Hornets into Championship Contenders

April 14th, 2012 by Percy Dinozo Leave a reply »
Tom Benson is a better owner than David Stern.

I just told you something you already knew.  But his business acumen and his track record with other sports franchises (most notably a Super Bowl XLIV Championship with the New Orleans Saints) is only part of the reason that the city of New Orleans is rejoicing that Benson has acquired the Hornets.

The most important thing about Benson, as far as New Orleans is concerned, is that he is a New Orleans guy.

He stepped in to buy the Saints in 1985 when he got word that the potential new owners were planning on moving the team.

He did so again when he heard the Hornets would be on the move, if sold to a group that included his brother.

With Benson on board, everyone can rest assured that the New Orleans Hornets are going nowhere, and now not just in terms of their playoff chances.

Benson brings stability to a franchise that has had nothing but question marks hanging over it ever since the NBA took over in December of 2010.

That stability will help make the Hornets a more attractive destination for players, including ones currently on their roster.

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