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New Orleans Pelicans

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New Orleans Pelicans
2022–23 New Orleans Pelicans season
New Orleans Pelicans logo
HistoryNew Orleans Hornets
2002–2005; 2007–2013
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
New Orleans Pelicans
ArenaSmoothie King Center
LocationNew Orleans, Louisiana
Team colorsNavy blue, gold, red[4][5][6]
Main sponsorZatarain's[7]
PresidentDennis Lauscha
General managerTrajan Langdon
Head coachWillie Green
OwnershipGayle Benson[8][9]
Affiliation(s)Erie BayHawks
Conference titles0
Division titles1 (2008)
Retired numbers2 (6, 7)
Association jersey
Team colours
Icon jersey
Team colours
Statement jersey
Team colours

New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team. They play in New Orleans, Louisiana. They play their home games at the Smoothie King Center. The Pelicans are a part of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The team started playing in the NBA in 1988 as the Charlotte Hornets playing in Charlotte, North Carolina. They moved to New Orleans in 2002. During the 2005 - 2006 and 2006 - 2007 seasons, the team was moved to Oklahoma City because of the damage caused in New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina. During this time they were called the New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets. The team returned to New Orleans for the 2007-2008 season.

After the 2012-2013 season, on April 18, 2013, the team changed its name to the "New Orleans Pelicans", and their team colors became red, blue, and gold. Michael Jordan, owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, brought the Hornets name back to Charlotte by renaming the Bobcats for the 2014-2015 season.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Charlotte Hornets Name Returns to Carolinas". Hornets.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. May 20, 2014. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
  2. "History: Team by Team" (PDF). 2018-19 Official NBA Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. October 8, 2018. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 11, 2019. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  3. "NBA.com/Stats–New Orleans Pelicans seasons". Stats.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Archived from the original on September 15, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  4. "New Orleans Pelicans Logos Unveiled". Pelicans.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. January 24, 2013. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  5. "Logos/Marks" (PDF). New Orleans Pelicans 2018-19 Media Guide. NBA Properties, Inc. November 9, 2018. Retrieved June 1, 2019.
  6. "New Orleans Pelicans Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. Archived from the original on April 29, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2018.
  7. "New Orleans Pelicans and Zatarain's cook-up a winning partnership". Pelicans.com (Press release). NBA Media Ventures, LLC. October 25, 2017. Retrieved December 17, 2017.
  8. Aldridge, David (March 19, 2018). "Future of New Orleans Pelicans stable, even as team mourns owner Tom Benson's death". NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved April 5, 2018.
  9. "A message from owner Gayle Benson to Pelicans fans". Pelicans.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. March 16, 2018. Retrieved April 5, 2018.

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