The “New Orleans Pelicans” is a team situated in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Orleans competes with the National Basketball Association (NBA) and the team is also a member of the Southwest Division that plays in the Western Conference of the NBA.
New Orleans has been through many names during the years 1988 to 2008. The team spent a few years in Charlotte, Carolina in the years 1988 to 2002, during those years, Orleans was then named as the “Charlotte Hornets”. After 2002, they moved to New Orleans, Louisiana and established a name of “New Orleans Hornets”.
In the year 2005, the team was relocated to Oklahoma City because of hurricane Katrina, which caused them so much impairments. After the franchise was relocated, the team spent two seasons known as the “New Orleans” or “Oklahoma City Hornets”. But the time they spent in Oklahoma was just temporary as they moved back to New Orleans, Louisiana in the year 2007 where they played two seasons.
The franchise decided to rename itself as the “New Orleans Pelicans” on January 13, 2013, the name was ideally inspired after their game in the 2012 and 2013 season. Since the relocation of franchise in North Carolina, New Orleans has achieved an overall record in 11 seasons with 453-515 and the team also fit five times for the post season.
To add information on their 2013 season, the year was termed as the “The Reborn of the Pelicans”, during the same year, the team’s name was ideally inspired by the Louisiana’s state bird Brown Pelican. At the time, the name was not immediately approved by the whole council of the Hornets organization until it was finally confirmed during a press meeting on January 24, 2013.
Just this year, which was exactly dated on the 14th May of 2014, the original records, including its history in the years 1988 to 2002 were brought back to its original city to be used by the then-Charlotte Bobcats franchise.