Next season the Charlotte Hornets are coming to the Big easy, and if things work out, coast NBA fans will get a chance to see the Hornets up close and personal. The Hornets plan to have two pre-season games outside of New Orleans to generate regional fan interest. One of those games will be west of the city...perhaps in Baton Rouge or Lafayette. The coast is competing with Mobile for the other game. Coliseum Director Bill Holmes says he's already sent a letter to the Hornets owner and head coach expressing the Coliseum's interest in hosting the pre-season game.