The New Orleans Hornets National Basketball Association team will announce tomorrow that it is changing its name to the Pelicans and its colors to blue, gold and red, Yahoo! reported on Twitter, citing a person it didn’t identify.
The National Basketball Association has filed trademark applications covering five potential nicknames for its New Orleans team now known as the Hornets, according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office website.
Minority owner Gary Chouest has reached an agreement to purchase the remaining 75 percent of the New Orleans Hornets from George Shinn, the Times-Picayune reported, citing unidentified people in the National Basketball Association.
Two financial deals that kept the National Football League playing in the Superdome, allowing New Orleans to host a 10th Super Bowl, were expensive for taxpayers and enriched Saints owner Tom Benson, said former Louisiana Governor Kathleen Blanco.