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Hornets owner pledges New Orleans commitment

December 16, 2006

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— Hornets owner George Shinn is now leaning toward playing a full home schedule in New Orleans, backing away from the idea of asking the NBA's permission to play some home games in Oklahoma City next season.

"Probably the best thing to do is give it a 100-percent chance here, and if it doesn't work it doesn't work. And if it works, God bless us," Shinn said Thursday shortly before the Hornets hosted the San Antonio Spurs in New Orleans Arena. "We're going to need a lot of help. I know it's not going to be easy, but we're going to give it our best shot."

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