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New Orleans Hornets
Conference Western Conference NBA Western
Division Southwest
Founded 2002
History New Orleans Hornets
2002–2005, 2007–2013
New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
New Orleans Pelicans
Arena New Orleans Arena
City New Orleans, Louisiana
Team Colors Teal, Dark Yellow, Gray, White
Media Fox Sports New Orleans
Owner(s) Gayle Benson
General Manager Trajan Langdon
Head Coach Willie Green
Uniform Sponsor Ibotta
Affiliate Birmingham Squadron
NBA NBA Championship logo 0
Conference Conference Championship logo 0
Division 1 (2008)
Retired numbers 2 (6, 7)
Official Website
New Orleans Hornets Home Uniform New Orleans Hornets Road Uniform New Orleans Hornets alternate uniform
Home court
New Orleans Hornets court logo 2010-2013

The New Orleans Hornets were an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans. The Pelicans compete in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a member of the Southwest Division of the Western Conference. The team plays its home games at the Smoothie King Center. The team was established as the New Orleans Hornets in the 2002–03 season when George Shinn, then owner of the Charlotte Hornets, relocated the franchise to New Orleans. Due to the damage caused by Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the team temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City, where they spent two seasons as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets before returning to New Orleans for the 2007–08 season. In 2013, the Hornets announced that they would change their name to the New Orleans Pelicans after the 2012–13 season. Since 2014, the NBA officially considers the New Orleans franchise as an expansion team that began play in the 2002–03 NBA season.

In 22 seasons of play since the original franchise relocated from Charlotte, the New Orleans franchise has achieved an overall regular season record of 831–937 (.470) and qualified for the playoffsnine times. Their achievements include two playoff series victories and one division title.