Mickey Loomis To Help Run New Orleans Hornets
Suspended New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis will have a prominent role in the front office of the city’s NBA team.
Loomis, suspended eight games by the NFL for his role in the Saints bounty scandal, will oversee basketball operations with the New Orleans Hornets general manager reporting to him.
Tom Benson agreed to purchase the Hornets last month for a reported $338 million.
In addition to the NFL suspension, Loomis is under investigation for possible wiretapping violations. Louisiana state law enforcement officials announced last month they are working with the FBI probing allegations that Loomis eavesdropped on opponents through listening devices at the Superdome.
Loomis, 55, will continue to run Saints football operations until the end of training camp. His NFL suspension begins with the regular season’s first week.