The New Orleans Pelicans are a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association. Until the conclusion of the 2012–13 season, the team was named the New Orleans Hornets. The name change came along with the purchase of the team by its new owner, Tom Benson. Early on in the purchasing process, Benson made it clear that he intended to change the name to something more "local". Inspiration for the name change is given to Louisiana's state bird, the brown pelican. The Pelicans ...
The New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans. The Pelicans compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the league's Western Conference Southwest Division. The team plays its home games in the Smoothie King Center . The Pelicans were established as the New Orleans Hornets in ...
New Orleans Pelicans. Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Team Names: New Orleans Pelicans, New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, New Orleans Hornets Seasons: 20; 2002-03 to 2021-22 Record: 704-818, .463 W-L% Playoff Appearances: 7 Championships: 0 More Franchise Info
Twenty years later in 2002, the NBA’s Hornets came to New Orleans, lured by the newly built Arena. A solid team over the years, they’re undergoing a name change. Next season, you can start cheering for the Pelicans, a name chosen for its meaningful connection to the city and state, and especially the coastal wetlands, the restoration of which will be a major part of the team’s philanthropic efforts.
Name and History Confusion: A lot of fans have confusion about the name and history of the Hornets and now the Pelicans. The team that is now the Pelicans began as the Charlotte Hornetsin 1988 and remained so until 2002 when they moved to New Orleans. in 2014 the New Orleans Hornets became the New Orleans Pelicans and the name transferred to this current franchise.
After much deliberation, team officials announced that the new team name would be the New Orleans Jazz on June 7, 1974.
New Orleans Pelicans, American professional basketballteam based in New Orleansthat plays in the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association(NBA). The Pelicans, founded in 1988, were originally located in Charlotte, North Carolina, and were known as the Hornets.
ete1974/75: The NBA came to the city of New Orleans for the first time. However, it was not the first professional basketball entry into the Crescent City as they had a team called the Buccaneers in the ABA from 1967-1970. Their NBA team, known as the Jazz hoped to hit a sweet note with fans by acquiring Pistol Pete Maravich from the Atlanta Hawks.
No, Utah isn't known for its Jazz. The team originated in New Orleans in 1974 and club officials decided to keep the name after relocating to Salt Lake City in 1979.
NEW ORLEANS PELICANS: New Orleans Hornets (2002-05) New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets (2005-07) New Orleans Hornets (2007-13) New Orleans Pelicans (2013-present) NEW YORK KNICKERBOCKERS...