New Orleans Name Change Imminent - Goodbye Hornets, Hello Pelicans

The for-now  New Orleans Hornets are expected to announce their name change from the Hornets to the Pelicans on Thursday. Owner Tom Benson has been discussing this change for a few months now and seems he would like to finally make it official. The Pelican is the Louisiana State Bird and was once the name of the New Orleans minor league baseball team.

<blockquote><p>Pelicans name and logo go used next season. Merchandise availability to be determined. Pelicans also

This should be a quick and easy transition as all changes should take effect for next season. The colors of the New Orleans Pelicans will be blue, gold, and red.

And may look a little something like this:




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