The New Orleans Hornets are expected to change their nickname to the Pelicans as early as the 2013-14 season, numerous sources told Yahoo! Sports.
The Hornets planned to change their nickname since Tom Benson, owner of the New Orleans Saints, purchased the team on April 14. Benson also owns the rights to the nickname Pelicans.
The Hornets also considered the nicknames Krewe (groups of costumed paraders in the annual Mardi Gras carnival in New Orleans) and Brass.....
Some fans of the Charlotte Bobcats are hoping to get their old Hornets nickname back. The Hornets began playing in Charlotte in 1988. Bobcats owner Michael Jordan told The Charlotte Observer he would consider changing it back to Hornets if the name was available.
Looks like all is about to be right with the NBA world again. If I had to choose between having the Bobcats or the Pelicans, I'd choose the Pelicans every time. That's a pretty cool name, kind of reminds me of some crazy name an ABA Franchise would slap on themselves. Of course, this is all pending league decision and whether the uniforms/logo are cool or not, but my outlook on the situation is positive.
Now, if we could just re-name the Jazz after mountains, re-name the Timberwolves the Lakers, and call the Lakers the Kobagics (combination of Kobe and Magic), then we would have some serious correct nicknaming going on. Am I right?