Fred Whitfield Rumors
The Charlotte Hornets today announced that single-game tickets for the first round of the 2016 NBA Playoffs will go on sale Monday, March 21 at 10 a.m. Tickets for the first three potential home games of the best-of-seven series will be available online at hornets.com or ticketmaster.com, on the Hornets Mobile App, via phone at 1-800-4NBA-TIX, or at the Time Warner Cable Arena box office. “With the momentum our team has had, winning 16 of our last 20 games, the excitement around the Hornets is the highest it has been since the NBA returned to Charlotte,” said Hornets President & COO Fred Whitfield.
Hornets Sports & Entertainment announced today that the organization intends to launch its own NBA D-League team with the hope of beginning play for the 2016-17 season. The franchise today is sending an RFP to seven cities throughout the Carolinas seeking the best home for the D-League club, which would be owned and operated by HSE. Cities receiving the RFP include Asheville, Fayetteville, Greensboro and Raleigh, North Carolina, as well as Charleston, Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina. “This is a very exciting time for us,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & COO Fred Whitfield. “The decision to take steps toward launching our own D-League club is yet another example of our owner’s long-term commitment to our franchise and continues to show his willingness to invest in the resources needed to improve our basketball team. A D-League team would also allow us to continue to expand the Hornets brand regionally by having a presence in an additional market.”
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.
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.
Bobcats Sports & Entertainment President & Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield, along with Novant Health Chief Consumer Officer Jesse Cureton, will host more than 500 guests at the Hilton Charlotte City Center on Saturday, October 26, 2013, for the sixth annual “My Hero Gala” black tie fundraiser to support the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser and the Cats Care Foundation. Presented by Deloitte, the “My Hero Gala” features the entire Bobcats team and coaching staff donning tuxedos and basketball shoes. This red-carpet event includes a cocktail reception, dinner and opportunities for guests to participate in activities such as a silent auction, wine raffle and sneaker contest.