Rick And Gabe – Letter To Fans

Dear Hornets Fans,

As lifelong basketball fans, we share your passion for the NBA. As newcomers to Charlotte, who plan to spend a lot of time here, we feel the devotion you have for this great city. As Hornets fans, we agree with and understand your desire for consistent success.

We are honored to be the new owners of the Charlotte Hornets; it is a responsibility that we do not take lightly. We are well aware of the importance of basketball in the Carolinas. An NBA team is truly a community asset, and we are its caretakers. Ultimately, this team belongs to you – the fans.

Our vision is to build a world-class organization and deliver a winning franchise for our fans throughout the Carolinas. Our ultimate goal is to bring an NBA Championship to Buzz City! We want to be an organization that wins on the court, supports the community and provides a tremendous source of pride to its fans. We understand the resources required to achieve these goals, and we plan to re-invest in the team, the facilities, the fan experience and the community, both in Charlotte and in Greensboro with the Swarm.

We will be patient owners who are committed to building our team the right way. There will be no easy fixes and we appreciate that this will take a lot of hard work from a lot of people. We are focused on developing the right processes and structure for sustainable success. We promise we’ll do all we can to make the most thoughtful decisions for the long-term health of the franchise. We owe that to our great fans and this city.

As we start the next chapter in this franchise’s history, we believe the future of the Charlotte Hornets is very bright. We’re excited to start building this organization in our vision. We are incredibly hopeful about the path ahead.

Thank you to Michael for this opportunity, for bringing stability to the organization and for positioning it for growth. Thank you to the NBA for entrusting us with this franchise.

Thank you, Hornets fans, for your unwavering support.

We look forward to seeing you at Spectrum Center this season as we celebrate the 35th anniversary of Hornets basketball.

Go Hornets!

Rick Schnall                                   

Co-Chairman & Governor

Gabe Plotkin

Co-Chairman & Alternate Governor

And The entire Charlotte Hornets ownership group

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