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People familiar with the decision say the New Orleans Hornets have decided to change their name to the Pelicans next season.
The people spoke to The Associated Press Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the Hornets have not announced the decision. One person says the proposed name change and color scheme of blue, gold and red is scheduled to be announced Thursday.
Hornets owner Tom Benson has said since buying the Hornets last spring that he wanted a new name representing New Orleans and Louisiana.
The brown pelican is the state bird and has become symbolic of efforts to restore Louisiana's fragile coast, which has been hit hard by the 2010 BP oil spill and erosion from major storms.
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Tweet Now that the New Orleans franchise formerly known as the Hornets has officially been named the Pelicans (I know, it made us laugh, too) the only thing left to speculate about how they would tie a pelican into their logo. Well wonder no more, as here are official images of the logo design, courtesy [...]
RIP: The New Orleans Hornets (1988-2013) Okay, they were actually the Charlotte Hornets until 2002, but you get the picture. On Thursday, the New Orleans franchise officially announced that the team will change its name to the New Orleans Pelicans for the start of the 2013-2014 season. They also unveiled (prematurely) the new team colors and a new logo. The pelican, is the state...
With the official announcement that the New Orleans Hornets will become the New Orleans Pelicans expected to take place on Thursday, Jan. 24, SportsLogos.net recently published two images of what could be the new logo of the franchise.
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It’s official, the New Orleans Hornets will be known as the New Orleans Pelicans next season. The official unveiling of the new logo and colors happened today. Red, blue and gold are the color scheme and a menacing – cut me some slack, I’m trying to buy into the notion that them selecting the new moniker is cool – Pelican.
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The New Orleans franchise formally announced its new Pelicans nickname and revealed the team colors and logos Thursday. The nickname change will take place before the start of next season. The team's color scheme will be blue, gold and red. When the franchise relocated from Charlotte, owner George Shinn didn't change the Hornets nickname. But Tom Benson, who purchased...