Unclear whether Hornets' Mott was fired or resigned

OKLAHOMA CITY -- New Orleans Hornets president Paul Mott has
left the organization, a team spokesman said Monday.

"I can confirm that Paul Mott is no longer with the
organization," said Michael Thompson, director of corporate
communications for the Hornets. "Club policy prevents us from
commenting further."

It was unclear whether Mott resigned or was fired.

Mott, who oversaw the team's day-to-day business operations, was
hired April 28, 2005. He previously worked for the NBA's league
office in New York, where he worked as senior director of team
marketing and business development.

In that position, Mott worked with eight league franchises,
including the Hornets, on marketing development, ticket sales and
community relations.

Before joining the NBA's league office in 2001, Mott spent five
years with Major League Soccer.