The New Orleans Pelicans are an NBA franchise playing in the Western Conference’s Southwest Division. The team originally came to New Orleans as the Hornets in 2002, but after the Charlotte franchise began again as the Bobcats, the New Orleans team was technically considered an expansion franchise and not a relocated one. The team changed its name from Hornets to Pelicans for the 2013-14 season and plays its home games at the Smoothie King Center.
Despite being an NBA franchise for less than 15 years, the Pelicans are on their way to becoming one of the most successful teams in the league. The team won their first division title behind point guard Chris Paul in 2008 and seeks to return to the top of the Southwest Division in the near future. After a few slow seasons after the departure of their franchise point guard, the Pelicans have assembled a team loaded with young talent. Players like Anthony Davis, Tyreke Evans, and Jrue Holiday all have incredibly bright futures ahead of them and will surely lead New Orleans back to the NBA Playoffs in the coming years.
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- NBA Championships: None
- Retired Numbers: Pete Maravich (7)