Eric Gordon Takes Leadership Role, and Other Friday Stories

July 18, 2012; Las Vegas, NV, USA; New Orleans Hornets guard Jerome Dyson (11) controls the ball under pressure from Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris (11) during the first half of the game at Thomas & Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-US PRESSWIRE

Some Friday links for y'all:

- On Wednesday, the Hornets passed the 12,000 season ticket mark (including partial game packages).

- After a relatively bizarre offseason, Eric Gordon's becoming more involved with the community and franchise.

- Former Hornets GM Jeff Bower seems to have fallen out of consideration for the Philadelphia 76ers GM position.

- At the Times-Pic, John Reid recaps the Hornets' workouts in San Antonio, including some solid quotes from players.

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