Sources: Hornets Today Will Unveil Pelicans Branding, Name Change
The Hornets today plan to announce the official change of their nickname to the Pelicans and "unveil their new colors and logo," according to sources. The new nickname, colors and logo "will be used during the 2013-14 season." The colors "will be blue, gold and red." When Pelicans merchandise will be available "has not been determined." A source said that the Bobcats "will do their due diligence in considering a switch back to the Hornets, but nothing is imminent" (SPORTS.YAHOO.com, 1/23).