New Orleans Pelicans New Name and Logo – Yay or Nay
This Sh*t Is WACK !!!
The New Orleans Hornets are finally getting a nickname that is fitting and unique
to the area that the basketball team represents.
According to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears, the organization is going to officially
unveil a major mascot change on Thursday, as the team is set to become the New
As per Spears, the name and logo will go into effect for the 2013-14 season, with
merchandise availability not yet announced:
Pelicans name and logo go used next season. Merchandise availability to be deter-
mined. Pelicans also old name of Nawlins minor league teams. Pelicans name and
logo go used next season. Merchandise availability to be determined. Pelicans also
old name of Nawlins minor league teams. The Pelicans make sense as a mascot,
as the brown pelican is the state bird and is found in Louisiana’s nickname, “The
The name may not be as catchy as the Jazz (that organization was founded in NOLA
back in 1974 before relocating to Utah in ’79), but the Pelicans are certainly a huge
step up from the Hornets and bring some local flavor to one of the United States’
most unique towns.
The New Orleans franchise also considered renaming the team, the Brass and the
Krewe, a name associated with costumed Mardi Gras paraders.
New Orleans has never been afraid to flaunt the outrageousness of Mardi Gras,
and in 2009, the craziness spread to the Hornets players’ uniforms.
It’s currently unknown if owner Tom Benson is planning to continue using these rid-
iculous—but cool—alternates with the new color system and team name, but there
is certainly hope.
Some folks 99 designs had plenty of interesting ideas about how the new Pelicans
logo and jerseys should look. What fans can be sure of is exciting change on the
horizon for New Orleans basketball. The Pelicans’ presence will bring a buzz to the
Big Easy in 2013-14 that will hopefully translate into great success on the court.
That name is so wack, who wants to play for the Pelicans, ctfu…
The New Orleans Hornets are expected to become the New Orleans Pelicans, per-
haps 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 Peli-
cans 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. “It’s definitely an interest down the
road, but right now it’s the New Orleans Hornets,” Jordan told the Charlotte Obser-
ver. “We would definitely entertain the opportunity. That’s as much as we can say
right now. We’ve heard the community ask the question, and we would listen.”
The pelican is Louisiana’s state bird and appears on both the state seal and flag. A
New Orleans minor league baseball team held the Pelicans nickname in all but
nine seasons from 1887-1959, and again in 1977. The Hornets moved to New Orleans
from Charlotte in 2002, and when Benson bought the team earlier this year, he said
he would like to change the name to something more fitting of Louisiana. His wife,
Gayle, reiterated that idea and added that the franchise also would like to change
the team colors from teal and purple to red, gold and navy blue.
I think the New Orleans Soul – sounds better….
NEW YORK — New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams was fined $25,000
by the NBA on Tuesday for public comments criticizing the league’s concussion
Williams made the comments Saturday night in Chicago before the Hornets
faced the Bulls with first overall draft pick Anthony Davis sidelined by a mild
concussion. Williams blasted the NBA’s protocols for determining when a
player can return from a concussion, saying, “Now, they treat everybody like
they have white gloves and pink drawers and it’s getting old. It’s just the way
the league is now.”
I guess Orlando is cleaning house and getting ready for the basement…lol
The New Orleans Hornets’ frontcourt is taking shape.
Sources with knowledge of the talks told ESPN.com on Sunday that the Hornets and
Orlando Magic reached agreement on a sign-and-trade deal that will send Magic forward
Ryan Anderson to New Orleans to play alongside prized rookie Anthony Davis. The Magic
will receive young Hornets center Gustavo Ayon in the deal. The Hornets were in talks to
sign Anderson, a restricted free agent, to an offer sheet, but sources say that trade talks
with the Magic have progressed quickly once Orlando officials decided they would not
want to match an offer to Anderson. NBA.com is reporting that Anderson will sign a four-
year deal worth between $34-36 million. The 6-foot-10 Anderson is entering his fifth
NBA season out of California. He started 61 games for Orlando last season, averaging
16.1 points and 7.7 rebounds. Ayon, a 6-10 Mexico native, spent his rookie NBA campaign
in New Orleans last season after playing professionally in Spain’s top pro league. The 27-
year-old Ayon started 24 games for the Hornets, averaging 5.9 points and 4.9 rebounds
in 20.1 minutes per game. As with all league business, Sunday’s trade can’t be consum-
mated until Wednesday, which is the first day new NBA contracts can be signed for the
2012-13 season. The trade for Anderson is not expected to preclude the Hornets from
matching the four-year offer sheet worth nearly $60 million that the Phoenix Suns have
agreed to give Hornets restricted free agent Eric Gordon. The drafting of Davis and forth-
coming arrival of Anderson all but guarantees that Hornets big men Chris Kaman and
Carl Landry will be moving on to new teams as free agency continues to unfold.