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New Orleans Pelicans expected to be announced
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.They're also expected to change their colour scheme to gold and navy.
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 pelican is Louisiana's state bird.