New Orleans Hornets Plan to Move Business Operations to Saints Complex

7 August 2012

The New Orleans Hornets plan to move some of their business operations staff to the Saints Complex in Metairie, which will also be the new business address of the franchise. Woodward Design+Build will act as the design-builder on the renovations and expansions to accommodate the Hornets’ move.

New Orleans Hornets planning to move their business operations from Poydras Plaza

The Times-Picayune

7 August 2012

By John Reid, NOLA.com | The Times Picayune

The New Orleans Hornets plan to move their business operations from Poydras Plaza in the central business district at the end of this month and operate from three separate locations, team officials confirmed Tuesday.

As a result, some of the Hornets’ business staff will be moving to the nearby Benson Tower while others will work from a new downtown location that has not been disclosed yet. In addition, some Hornets’ staff members will be housed at the Saints’ Complex on Airline Drive in Metairie.

The basketball operations staff, however, will remain at the Alario Center.

The Hornets are exploring plans to build a practice facility at the Saints complex, which was confirmed by General Manager Dell Demps in June.

Hornets spokesman Harold Kaufman said the franchise’s business mailing address has been changed to the Saints’ complex in Metairie.

All the changes are a result of Tom Benson’s ownership of both the Saints and Hornets. Some of Benson’s top executives now hold dual roles for both franchises. In June, the NBA’s Board of Governors approved the Hornets’ sale to Benson, who purchased the franchise from the NBA in April for $338 million.

The Hornets’ business operations has been housed on the 19th floor at the Poydras Plaza location on 1250 Poydras Street for the past five years.

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