December 5, 2012 9:10 AM by Smash
ESPN – The New Orleans Hornets are expected to become the New Orleans Pelicans, perhaps as early as the 2013-14 season, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.
Yahoo! Sports, citing numerous sources, reports the team also considered Krewe and Brass as potential nicknames.
The Hornets have planned to change their name since New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson, who also owns the rights to the Pelicans nickname, bought the team in April.
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan said in November he’d be interested in bringing the Hornets’ name back to Charlotte.
I literally can not think of a worse name in professional sports. The PELICANS?! Are pelicans even that common in New Orleans/Louisiana?
Obviously the smartest move here is Jordan trying to finally do something right in Charlotte and bring back the Charlotte Hornets.
No way the entire Hornets roster isn’t planning a massive protest. They need to go in guns ablazing and put a stop to this. Absolutely unacceptable for New Orleans, the NBA, and the sports world in general. Get that out of here.