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The New Orleans Hornets are no longer. New Orleans owner Tom Benson and management announced today the official logo that will be taking over the team starting next season.
Here’s the logo and press release from Hornets official site:
A name that will represent the culture and resolve of the Gulf Coast region while also symbolizing Louisiana’s most pressing initiative of coastal restoration and wildlife conservation. Benson introduced the team’s new logos, as well as color scheme, during the announcement.
“When we purchased the basketball team, it was a priority to change the name to reflect our culture, our community and our resolve. The Pelican does that,” said Owner Tom Benson. “Our region has been hard hit in recent years and the one thing that stands out is the resiliency and determination to comeback, to fight and overcome. The Pelican symbolizes that. The synergy of this name, this bird and the future of our state and region are intertwined and in three, five, ten years from now, it will be not only be a name of a sports franchise but it will also be the face of the continued recovery of our region”
The Pelicans’ colors will be blue, gold and red. The team’s primary color, blue, is taken from Louisiana’s state flag. The Pelicans and Saints will share the color gold, uniting the organizations, while celebrating the spirited life of New Orleans and its many celebrations (gold is also a commonly found color on the “crown” of the pelican). Red represents fraternity and is indicative of the blood provision of the mother pelican and the vibrant color underneath the pelican’s throat. All three colors are found on the City of New Orleans flag.
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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.
Obviously, any leaked information of this nature should be taken with a grain of salt, but according to the article, the tip apparently came from...
Hugo the Hornet versus the New Orleans Pelican. Suffice to say the Pelican stays.
Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the New Orleans Hornets will announce a name change to the “Pelicans” on Thursday in a press conference. The team will be changing their name, logo, colors, and will be evicting Hugo the Hornet sooner rather than later (it’s okay he’s used to that by now).
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.
I still don’t like it. But, all is not lost for...
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The New Orleans Hornets are supposed to officially become The New Orleans Pelicans today, and this could possibly be the new team logo that has leaked.
After checking on Twitter, it seems most people don’t understand the historical significance of The Pelicans. For those of you who may not know, the New Orleans Pelicans were a minor league baseball team in New Orleans...
January 24th 2013 will forever mark the death of the New Orleans Hornets. Somewhere at this very moment a single tear is rolling down Muggsy Bogues face.
Introducing the (The very angry looking) New Orleans Pelicans.
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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.
The New Orleans Hornets will be changing their franchise name to the New Orleans Pelicans beginning next season. Louisiana is the Pelican State. The brown pelican is the state bird and appears on the state flag and seal, and official state painting. “Establishing the New Orleans Pelicans is a process of building a basketball…
Not exactly the most intimidating name in the NBA.
“Lennay Kekua” and “Diedrich Knickerbocker” would have gotten along famously.
In the early 19th century, author Washington Irving generated publicity for his first major book by posting missing persons announcements around New York for Knickerbocker, a Dutch journalist visiting Manhattan. According to Irving, Knickerbocker left his hotel one day and never returned. Fearing...
NEW ORLEANS -- James Harden scored 17 of his game-high 30 points in the second half to lift the turnover-prone Houston Rockets to a 100-82 victory over the New Orleans Hornets Friday night at the New Orleans Arena. Winning for only the second time in 10 games, the Rockets broke open the game with a 26-11 spurt in a 5:58 stretch of the third quarter to take their biggest lead of...
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...