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JAN 24, 2013 - Houston Chronicle

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Hornets announce name change to Pelicans

GUERRY SMITH/Associated Press NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hornets owner Tom Benson is changing his team’s nickname to the Pelicans and said the switch will create a bond with the city that could lead to a championship. The Hornets announced Thursday they are going ahead with the name change. The NBA still has to approve it, but Commissioner David Stern has said he wouldn’t object to any name Benson chose. The league is expected to expedite the change at the start of next season. The new color scheme is blue, gold and red, a departure from the Hornets’ teal, purple, gold and white. The Hornets have ... Read More

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