Charlotte Bobcats unveil new uniforms following worst season in NBA history

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Thursday June 21st, 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats unveiled new uniforms on June 19, with the most striking update being the name change to "Cats" for their home jerseys. (Kent Smith/Getty Images)

The Charlotte Bobcats unveiled new uniforms on June 19, with the most striking update being a name change to Cats on the home jersey, according to photos released on the team website.

The name change is perhaps a move to give the franchise a new identity under current owner Michael Jordan, who succeeded original owner Bob Johnson in March 2010.

The team finished with the worst winning percentage in NBA history last season under Jordan, following a nationally televised loss to the New York Knicks in which it dipped to .106. On the season, the Bobcats finished 7-59 which included a 23-game losing streak, a franchise record.

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