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Pacers bounce Knicks, advance to Eastern Conference Finals

...suitability of the Charlotte Coliseum (which had only a handful of luxury suites) caused then-owners George Shinn and Ray Wooldridge to apply for relocation to New Orleans.The NBA eventually granted the Hornets permission to move in 2002, but simultaneously...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/nba/2013-05-18/pacers-bounce-knicks-advance-
NBA, Charlotte reach arena deal

...expansion team. The Hornets left Charlotte for New Orleans during the off-season after owners George Shinn and Ray Wooldridge failed to secure an agreement on an arena to replace the Charlotte Coliseum. Owners gave their approval for the arena...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/11/02/nba_356117.shtml
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M.L. Carr named president of Sting, wants to lure NBA team to Charlotte

...this month to allow the Hornets to move to New Orleans after 14 years in Charlotte. Hornets owners George Shinn and Ray Wooldridge argued they needed to move because the Charlotte Coliseum was outdated and lacked luxury suites and other amenities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/31/nba_348637.shtml
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Mayor defiant, fans sad as Hornets get move approval

...Shinn sold a minority interest to Atlanta businessman Ray Wooldridge. Put in charge of the team's effort to win approval...the Arena and Superdome, gives Hornets co-owner Ray Wooldridge a tour of the arena, asking Wooldridge to keep in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/05/11/nba_344164.shtml
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Loss could have been Hornets final game in Charlotte

...sounded like a full house if you closed your eyes." And they came waving signs that blasted owners George Shinn and Ray Wooldridge or implored the Hornets to stay in Charlotte. Someone even took the time to climb up to the large purple banners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/04/25/nba_340514.shtml
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NBA owners speak out against Hornets move

...SuperSonics owner Howard Schultz told Sports Business Daily that the requested move by Hornets owners George Shinn and Ray Wooldridge reflects poorly on the league. "When our fans in Seattle read about the arrogance, the hubris of owners just picking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/15/nba_338774.shtml
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Former Hornets joins effort to keep NBA team in Charlotte

...Bogues didn't say anything at the news conference about buying a part of the club. Hornets owners George Shinn and Ray Wooldridge have said the club is not for sale and they plan to move to New Orleans as soon as next season. An NBA official criticized...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/02/14/nba_333338.shtml
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Three cities vying for Hornets

...The NBA and Charlotte are a good fit." But New Orleans and Louisville are also in the hunt and all co-owner Ray Wooldridge will say is he'll have a decision at the end of the month. Wooldridge spent the past two days visiting with New...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/11/nba_332356.shtml
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Hornets co-owner says he will move team from Charlotte

...file the relocation paperwork within two weeks and that New Orleans is the expected destination. Team co-owner Ray Wooldridge did not immediately return a call seeking comment Wednesday. Team spokesman Harold Kaufman would not comment on the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/01/10/nba_332162.shtml
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Wooldridge meets with aldermen to discuss arena plan

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Charlotte Hornets co-owner Ray Wooldridge said the day after visiting St. Louis that Louisville was still his "primary choice" as the place to move his NBA franchise...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/11/30/nba_330607.shtml
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