Found April 18, 2013 on Beyond The Buzzer:
The New Orleans Hornets are now officially the New Orleans Pelicans as the team took over the new identity following the conclusion of the 2012-13 NBA regular season.  Their official website has been revamped to feature the new logos and colors and they will host their first event as the Pelicans on May 21 at the 2013 NBA Draft Lottery.
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