Pelicans not a good fit for New Orleans basketball
Do you like a potential name change from the New Orleans Hornets to the New Orleans Pelicans? My answer is no.
I understand what Tom Benson is aiming for with the potential new name. Pelicans are a part of our history. They played for years at Tulane and Carrollton. They returned for one season in 1977 to play baseball at the Superdome but somehow it doesn’t seem to be a good fit.
We do know the Saints approached the Voodoo about getting that name back from our arena football league. A source says there was never a serious negotiation.
Pelicans are the state bird. We love the brown pelican but as a name for our pro basketball team, nah.