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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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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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Charlotte works on new basketball team

...flourish in Charlotte and the Hornets only failed because of apathy - and antipathy - toward owners George Shinn and Ray Wooldridge. "When George Shinn secured an NBA franchise against all odds, it began the upward movement in economic prosperity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/08/24/nba_354627.shtml
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Overtime: Timberwolves sign Saunders to rich pact

...season. He is 3-9 in postseason games. Michael Jordan's disinterest turned into the opportunity of a lifetime for Ray Wooldridge. Capitalizing on Jordan's decision to abandon attempts to buy a share of the Charlotte Hornets, Wooldridge has...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/07/30/oth_266778.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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Memphis all shook up over Grizzlies, Hornets

...option to move in case Charlotte voters reject a new $215 million downtown arena in a referendum in June, co-owner Ray Wooldridge said. Wooldridge has said he wants to keep his team in Charlotte but that it needs a backup plan if the referendum...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/03/27/nba_309851.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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