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HOW THE POST-KATRINA NEW ORLEANS HORNETS REBUILT THEIR TEAM, SPIRIT AND ALL

How do you rebuild a business wiped clean by Hurricane Katrina? Start by dodging the M16s. A week after the storm pummeled the Gulf Coast in late August, Tim Spero, the chief technology officer for the NBA's New Orleans Hornets, drove to the team's training facility in Westwego, La., with a fellow Hornets employee and two friends. Their mission: to retrieve the team's teal uniforms, a batch of video equipment and a few computers to ship to another city when--or if--the Hornets started their preseason training camp. Reports of violence and looting had spread to Westwego; the team's tech guy carried...

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