I'm guessing no if Benson wants this in time for the coming season. They probably have to get this approved in the next month or so to make it happen.
100% chance that we are still the Hornets next season. Stuff like this takes time. Like a year or two. As far as a public vote...if Benson must re-brand, I think the season ticket holders deserve a voice.
ETA: IMO, when Benson said at the presser that he wants to get a new name, he had no idea of the process or timeline. I think he just got a little excited.
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