Hilton answered the questions some posters had asked. He also wanted us to pass on that he knows they have made some mistakes but if anyone has concerns or any problems regarding the Comets to please come and talk to them and see if they can make it right.
1. SORF: Great interview CB. I like the Comets Crazies idea. The Rockets Red Rowdies have made the Rockets games more fun this year than previous years. I have questions for Hilton. Will there be a place to buy Comets' gear at the Toyota Center? Will it be in the Rockets Shop? When will our season tickets be sent out?He said there should be Comets gear in the Rockets Shop, but if not, there would still be Comets gear available at the games for purchase. (He did mention they are already receiving boxes of merchandise.) He is looking into a team retail shop too. The tickets, he mentioned this was something also done on the fly but he said that was about right when I mentioned someone had said a ticket rep said in about two weeks. He was pleased with your comment about the Comet Crazies.
a) Does he have any positions or opinions he can share on the CBA which will be revisited in the offseason? I totally understand if that can't be discussed, but I am interested.He has been too busy just trying to get the Comets running to look into the CBA right now. He has been to one Board of Governor's meeting only so far.
b) What does he feel his role will be in bringing the Comets their 5th Championship?He is taking the major role in leading the charge. He is living/breathing the Houston Comets. He feels he is fulfilling a social obligation as well as all of us are by supporting the Comets. He is leading by example.
c) Is there any organization or example he is trying to learn from or model is building his version of the Comets? Does he have any plans on things he is going to do differently or out of the box in order to generate excitement behind the club? And just tell him good luck and thank you.No. He says he really knew nothing about this when he took it on but has been hands on and it will be easier (next year). He definitely likes to think out of the box. He wants the organization to be comprised of exceptional people, extraordinary people, do what they say can't be done and outwork. He seemed very touched at the thank you and good luck from you eyevolley4 and said he appreciated it.
d) You know, I live in St. Louis, but my team is the Comets. I am a fan and have been since 1998. I doubt I will ever get to purchase season tickets in the manner I would like to, but I would hope that as a long time supporter, I would be considered relevant by Comets management.He said you are absolutely relevant and hopes you come down for a game sometime! We told him you were planning on that.
e) And ask him who his favorite player is!!!Hilton very diplomatically said he does not have a favorite player. ;-)
3. dtsnms: My question to him would be what took them so long in getting it done, and why did they take her from CT? I wanted her here! ( signing Byears)
(ode88 said "The demand for her wasn't enough to get her anymore than the vet minimum with no guaranties.")He wasn't real familiar with Byears yet, and so the question would be one for Karleen.
4. NK: Wonder why he didn't mention Bentonville? Wal-Mart has the money, they are building the arena and they are going to have a team. I think that's a safe bet.He mentioned the cities that he is hearing about. He had no idea about Bentonville as this is a league thing.