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New Orleans Hornets Come To Lafayette

Thursday, September 17, 2009 - 2:03pm

The New Orleans Hornets are swarming the acadiana area. At a press conference yesterday, officials announced the NBA team will hold training camp for about a week in Lafayette. They will hold practices at the UL indoor practice facility starting September 29th. Team owner George Shinn says he's happy they're in the acadiana area. "We decided we wanted to expand our reach a little bit and come into an area that was not next door to New Orleans, that we had a good fan base, so it's the reason we came here," Shinn said. "It's just a good area, good solid business community, just a good community." The team will hold a scrimmage open to the public on October 3rd.