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Hornets Make Bloomberg's "Smart Spenders" List and Other Tuesday Stories

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March 10, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez (15) during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Grizzlies 98-91. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
March 10, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns center Robin Lopez (15) during the fourth quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Grizzlies 98-91. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

- Bloomberg released data over the weekend, ranking professional sports franchises by dollars spent per win over the past five years. The Hornets cracked the top 50.

- In the lead-in to this week's Democratic National Convention in North Carolina, the New York Times lists the small footnote of how the Hornets got their name.

- The Hornets' Dell Demps, Atlanta's Danny Ferry, and Oklahoma City's Sam Presti were all San Antonio Spurs assistants at some point; Sporting News notes that San Antonio has hired Frank Layden from Utah as assistant GM.

- And from last week, a quick profile of Robin Lopez at WWLTV.