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Business leaders want to keep Hornets

Updated: December 16, 2010, 7:25 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- A group calling itself the Hornets Business Council is raising money to buy Hornets' tickets and Thursday encouraged regional businesses and individuals to do the same.

Hornets majority owner George Shinn is selling the team to the league, which has sparked worries that the league will in turn sell it to someone who will move it from New Orleans.

"The Hornets franchise is important to economic development," said Michael Hecht, president of Greater New Orleans Inc. "The ...

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