Found December 05, 2012 on NESN.com:
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BOSTON — After this season, Austin Rivers will no longer be a member of the New Orleans Hornets. No, the rookie guard out of Duke is not on the trading block, but the son of Celtics coach Doc Rivers will be joining his teammates on a newly named team with a new color scheme as early as next season. Ladies and gentlemen of the Big Easy, meet your New Orleans Pelicans. As goofy as the name sounds, the coach said he has no objections to his son playing for a team named after a seagoing bird. If it were up to him, though, New Orleans’ current NBA franchise would reacquire the name of its former franchise, which has since relocated. “I just like that he’s playing on a team,” Doc Rivers said. “Pelicans, Brass, come up with another name, I’m all for it — should be the Jazz.” Maybe it should be, but it won’t be. Utah Jazz owner Greg Miller has been adamant that his club will retain the nickname it has used since moving to Salt Lake City in 1979. The Jazz nickname might seem like an anomaly ...
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