Report: Hornets to become "Pelicans"
The New Orleans Hornets are going to change their name to the New Orleans Pelicans, according to a report from Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.
The change could come as early as the 2013-14 season according to the report.
Owner Tom Benson has been looking to change the name since he purchased the team in April. Benson owns the rights to the name Pelicans.
The team also considered changing their name to the "Krewe" or the "Brass". However, Louisiana is known as the Pelican State, which is part of the reason they chose that name.
New Orleans are 5-11 this season and have lost 8 of their last 10 games.