From the Hornets to the Pelicans?
Yahoo! Sports quotes numerous unnamed sources as saying the New Orleans Hornets are expected to change their nickname to the Pelicans as early as the 2013-14 season.
The website reports the Hornets planned to change their nickname since Saints owner Tom Benson purchased the team last April. Benson also owns the rights to the nickname Pelicans.
The Hornets reportedly considered the nicknames Krewe and Brass before settling on Pelicans.