Even if the Sacramento Kings never make their move to Seattle, NBA fans will have to familiarize themselves with at least one new team next season. The New Orleans Hornets will officially change their nickname to Pelicans in the near future, Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Ending a long line of rumors regarding the possibility of name change, the Hornets will make an official announcement of the impending move on Thursday, Spears reports. The announcement will also include a new logo, which hasn't been released yet.
After years of rocking the blue, purple, gold and white team colors, the Pelicans' team colors will be blue, gold and red, Spears reports.
Hornets to officially change name to Pelicans, according to report
SB Nation | Jan 23