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Charlotte became a big-time sports town with the arrival of the National Basketball Association team the Charlotte Hornets. However, after fourteen years the team moved to New Orleans in 2002. Speizer describes the rise and fall of professional basketball in Charlotte.
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6885
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Charlotte lost its professional basketball team in 2002. The next year, Robert L. Johnson, founder and CEO of the Black Entertainment Network (BET), purchased a franchise for a new team for $300 million. He named Ed Tapscott to be president of Bobcat Basketball Holdings, which includes the new Charlotte Bobcats team, the Charlotte Sting of the Women's National Basketball Association, operation of the new arena, and the new Carolinas Sports Entertainment Television. Tapscott is profiled in this article.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 24 Issue 10, Oct 2004, p42-48, 50, 52, il, por Periodical Website
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11471
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Julian discusses the efforts of Upton Bell to bring professional football to North Carolina. Bell has worked with professional football teams since 1960, and in 1974, he purchased the New York Stars of the WFL. He relocated the team to Charlotte that same year and renamed them the Charlotte Hornets.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 33 Issue 9, Sept 1975, p20-22, 24, 52, il, por