Report: Hornets to become Pelicans

Updated: January 24, 2013, 3:34 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

In New Orleans, the bird may be the word.

The New Orleans Hornets are prepared to announce they are changing their name to the New Orleans Pelicans, effective for the 2013-14 season, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

Visiting the Hornets' team site sends you first to a large clock counting down to 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, the same time the franchise is set to hold a news conference.

"The Hornets are making a special announcement tomorrow at 3PM!," the site says.

The ...

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