Hornets unveil new uniforms, logos in NOLA

Wednesday, August 20, 2008
By: Jim Eichenhofer, Hornets.com

Calling it the "rebirth of a franchise," the Hornets held a 2 p.m. event today at Tipitina's in the French Quarter to publicly unveil their new uniforms and logos. The most prominent new feature of the jerseys are the pinstripes that appear on both the home and away apparel.

Among the team's three logos, the primary "Hugo" mark has been altered to give the bee a more aggressive, three-dimensional look. The colors of the Fleur de Bee have been changed slightly to reflect the team's new scheme. Lastly, a third brand-new logo was unveiled, featuring the word "NOLA" (a local abbreviation for New Orleans, LA), a trumpet and a basketball peeking through the letter "O."

Morris Peterson and Julian Wright modeled the uniforms in front of a crowd of about 300 fans.

Additional coverage:

- Watch "Rebirth of a Brand" video

- Listen to one-on-one audio interview with Morris Peterson and Bob Licht podcast discussing team's 2008-09 schedule

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