Let's start with some good news. The Business Council of New Orleans and the River Region have pledged to buy $50,000 dollars worth of tickets. Very cool. I hope we continue to see this sort of thing. In related news, check out this article from New Orleans.com. It's a good up to date overview of the Hornets situation. One very interesting aspect of the article was the mention of state officials talking to the Hornets and the NBA about waiving the attendance clause in the Hornets' lease. I have no idea if that's realistic or not, and the article doesn't go into any depth about it, but I'm pretty sure its the first time I've heard the possibility mentioned.