CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan says his team will use purple and teal as its primary colors when it changes its name to the Hornets next season.
Those are the same colors players wore when the Hornets were in Charlotte from 1998-2002, before the franchise moved to New Orleans. The new color scheme will be accented by secondary colors of black, gray and light blue.
The Hornets name became available when New Orleans became the Pelicans this season.
Jordan said in a release Sunday that ''it was important to us to acknowledge the heritage of the Charlotte Hornets when bringing the name back to the market'' and ''the purple and teal color scheme was instantly recognizable as being associated with the original Hornets.''
On Monday, the organization will begin a three-week campaign focused on ''painting the city'' with the return of the purple and teal colors to Charlotte.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Timberwolves vs. Blazers Prediction Are the Trail Blazers laying too many points to the Timberwolves tonight at 10:00PM ET?
Thumbnail Knicks vs. Spurs Prediction Will tonight's Knicks and Spurs matchup at 8:30PM ET turn into a high-scoring game for bettors?
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Mavericks Prediction Will tonight's Raptors and Mavericks matchup at 8:30PM ET fall under the betting total?
Thumbnail Wizards vs. Cavs Prediction With LeBron James uncertain to play tonight for the Cavs, are the Wizards a good bet to win in Cleveland tonight at 7:30PM ET?
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Clippers Prediction The Jazz are a small road favorite this afternoon at the Clippers. Can Utah pull off the upset when the teams tip-off at 3:30PM ET?

NBA Team Pages