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Hornets officially change name to New Orleans Pelicans, launch new website Published: April 18, 2013

The New Orleans Hornets officially adopted the “Pelicans” moniker on Thursday, launching a new website and new social media accounts.

“We have been looking forward to this day since we announced the Pelicans as the new name,” Pelicans owner Tom Benson said in a statement. “The Pelican is a symbol for our city and region and we’re excited to start a new era in Louisiana basketball history. This offseason is going to be a special time for the Pelicans.”

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