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January 24, 2015 Updates
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"I didn't know what to expect," Wolters said. "Obviously, it's good for me to be here a little while longer. Obviously with (Holiday) out, they need more point guard depth so, I kind of figured I had a pretty good chance (to get another 10-day contract). It's nice that they trust me enough to be around here a little bit longer. We got some injuries right now, so hopefully we can hold it down a little bit longer." New Orleans Times-Picayune

January 22, 2015 Updates

The shocking struggle for control of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans escalated Thursday (Jan. 23) as family members associated with Rita Benson LeBlanc filed a lawsuit claiming that the teams' owner and family patriarch Tom Benson is incompetent and is being directed by a manipulative wife and her allies at the highest level of the sports empire. The suit was filed one day after Tom Benson unexpectedly announced plans to transfer future ownership of the clubs to wife, Gayle, cutting off his daughter, Renee LeBlanc, and his two grandchildren, Ryan LeBlanc and Rita Benson LeBlanc, who until recently had been designated as the heir apparent. New Orleans Times-Picayune

The lawsuit seeking to block the succession change was filed in Orleans Parish Civil District Court at mid-day Thursday and assigned to Judge Kern Reese. It presents numerous claims that Benson is mentally and physically unfit to manage his personal or business affairs. Renee, Rita and Ryan LeBlanc, are named as petitioners in the suit, which claims the 87-year-old Benson's declining health is much worse than publicly known and has rendered him unfit to manage his personal affairs or the business of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. The suit attempts to paint Gayle Benson, 67, as a gold-digging opportunist who has taken advantage of her husband's unfit state of health and ostracized family members in grasping for power and riches. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Tom Benson, who owns the NFL's Saints and NBA's Pelicans, has agreed to a succession plan that will give his wife, Gayle, control of New Orleans' major professional sports franchises after his death. In a statement provided to The Associated Press on Wednesday night, the 87-year-old Benson says his decision is meant to ensure the clubs' "long-term stability and success," and is about "the legacy of these two teams and everything we have done for the good of the city of New Orleans and our region." TimesLeaderOnline.com

January 21, 2015 Updates

But he got to know Kobe Bryant and called him a “great guy” when asked about it Wednesday. “That whole Olympic experience, he kind of took me under his wing and showed me a lot about the game and a lot about hard work,” said Davis, the only college player on a team that beat Spain in the gold-medal game. “He’ll bring the competitive nature out in everybody,” he added. “Any good team that has Kobe on the team is in it to win it. That was my first time [meeting him]. I loved every moment of it.” Los Angeles Times

January 20, 2015 Updates

With the Pelicans’ fan base becoming more antsy after each loss due to the team’s glaring inconsistent play, Coach Monty Williams said he’s been doing plenty of self-evaluating to improve the situation. Yet, the Pelicans (20-20) still have not strung together three consecutive wins with their season reaching the halfway point. New Orleans Times-Picayune

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