As recently as spring, New Orleans Hornets owner Tom Benson made it clear he hoped his franchise could secure the team name that left with the franchise when it moved to Salt Lake City in 1979.
"We need to find a name like (Jazz)," Benson told the New Orleans Times-Picayune in April. "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."
Well, the Jazz have never been receptive to the idea of returning the name to the Crescent City, so the soon-to-be former Hornets appear to have moved on.