HoopsHype Fred Whitfield rumors

December 18, 2014 Updates

Silver said Charlotte would be awarded an All-Star Game. The 2015 and 2016 events are in New York and Toronto, respectively, with 2017 and 2018 announcements to come. Silver said he met with Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan and Hornets President and Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield on Wednesday about a timeline in relation to $40 million of upcoming renovations to Time Warner Cable Arena. Arizona Republic

June 26, 2014 Updates

The Charlotte Hornets unveiled a new basketball court design Thursday that features a fierce-looking hornet logo at center court. It's the final step in the team's brand identity transformation from the Bobcats to the Hornets. The hard maple court also includes a beehive cell pattern stained into the wood, a teal border and purple free throw lanes. The baselines have "Charlotte" and "Hornets" written in the team's font. There's a pair of Buzz City logos inside the 3-point line on both ends of the court. "When we look at our primary logo in the center, it depicts how we want to play as a team with the fierceness, the tenacity and a sense of protect this place," Hornets president and CEO Fred Whitfield said. ESPN.com

September 16, 2013 Updates
July 29, 2013 Updates

In an effort to lift itself from the dysfunction and ineffectiveness of the Billy Hunter-Derek Fisher regime, the NBA players association has spent the past month identifying four candidates to succeed Hunter as executive director. Led by 18-year veteran Jerry Stackhouse, the NBPA has narrowed its options to former NBA coach and league executive Stu Jackson, Pistons legend and former NBA coach Isiah Thomas, former Madison Square Garden executive Steve Mills and Charlotte Bobcats president Fred Whitfield, FOXSports.com has learned. Sports attorney David Cornwell is said to be a longshot candidate. “I’m totally denying we are down to those four prospects,” Stackhouse told me Sunday afternoon. “Those are just four well-known guys, guys who know our business, guys who have ideas we wanted to hear from. They are not the only guys we want the search firm to vet. I haven’t even had a chance to talk with Fred Whitfield yet. I was planning to do that on Monday.” FOXSports.com

November 21, 2012 Updates

Bobcats Sports & Entertainment (BSE) President & Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield announced today that the NBA has selected BSE Senior Vice President of Partnership Marketing Michael Wandell to become Vice President of Marketing Partnerships to build on NBA China's successful sponsorship business, effective January 2013. Wandell will relocate to the league's Beijing office and will report to NBA China Senior Vice President of Business Development and Marketing Partnerships David Yang. “We are delighted that the league has recognized the talent and ability of one of our key executives,” said Whitfield. “While we are sad to see Michael go, we know that he has left our business in a far better place as a result of his hard work and dedication to our organization.” NBA.com

August 24, 2010 Updates

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