New Orleans Hornets to officially announce name change to Pelicans

Marc Spears, NBA writers for Yahoo! Sports, has tweeted that the New Orleans Hornets will officially announce their name change to the Pelicans during a Thursday, Jan. 23, press conference.

Contrary to popular belief the Pelicans did not let Jackie Moon pick out the name, the Pelican is actually the state bird and an environmental symbol for Louisiana.

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