Hornets owner: Sellouts key to staying in New Orleans

Updated: October 6, 2006, 7:16 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- Selling out the New Orleans Arena for the six Hornets games this season is vital to keeping the NBA team in the city, owner George Shinn said Friday.

The fact that New Orleans has its first NFL sellout season since the Saints were formed in 1967 cannot predict anything for the city's six Hornets games this year, Shinn said after the team's fan appreciation day.

"I think it's wonderful what happened to the Saints. But it's not fair to put us in the same category," ...

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