New Orleans Pelicans

The franchise's name was changed to the "Pelicans" at the conclusion of the 2012–13 season

The New Orleans Pelicans are a professional basketball team based in New OrleansLouisiana. They play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference of the National Basketball Association. The franchise began play during the 1988–89 NBA season as the Charlotte Hornets, based in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they were located for fourteen seasons. Following the 2001–02 season, the team relocated to New Orleans, becoming the New Orleans Hornets. After three seasons in New Orleans, due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, the franchise temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City, where they spent two seasons officially known as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. The Hornets returned to New Orleans full-time for the 2007–08 season.[1] The franchise's name was changed to the "Pelicans" at the conclusion of the 2012–13 season. That same offseason, the Hornets name was returned to its original city to be used by theCharlotte Bobcats, effective in the 2014–15 season.