News broke in December about New Orleans' plan to change their team name from the Hornets to the Pelicans, and that could become official as soon as this week.
Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports tweets this morning that sources indicate the team will announce the Pelicans as its new nickname and reveal its new logo on Thursday. Here is a look at some of the possible logos the team may end up going with.
This could certainly take some getting used to, and is sure to get its fair amount of criticism as is the case whenever there's change, but with the Pelican being the Louisiana state bird at least the team's new mascot will be in line with its geographical location. And if we could all get used to jazz in Utah, lakes in Los Angeles and grizzlies in Memphis, we can all probably get used to Pelicans in New Orleans.