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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, January 12, 2010

NBA: Hornets’ owner to have surgery

Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — New Orleans Hornets owner George Shinn will undergo surgery on Wednesday to remove his prostate after being diagnosed with cancer in November.

The surgery is being performed by Dr. Patrick Walsh at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore.
A businessman from Kannapolis, N.C., the 68-year-old Shinn has been the owner of the Hornets since he received an expansion franchise in Charlotte, N.C., in 1988.
He moved the team to New Orleans in 2002, and worked with the NBA to provide the team with a temporary home in Oklahoma City for the 2005-06 season after floods from Hurricane Katrina virtually shut down the city for weeks and damaged the New Orleans Arena.