New Orleans Pelicans

Franchise Evolution

New Orleans Pelicans, an NBA expansion team since 2002–03.

Katrina's Impact

Hurricane Katrina prompts a temporary move to Oklahoma City.

Name Change

Rebranded from Hornets to Pelicans in 2013, symbolizing resilience.

Eight playoff appearances with two series victories and a division title.

Playoff Achievements

Historical Roots

Fill in some tex Traces back to the ABA era with the New Orleans Buccane

Chris Paul Era

Drafting Chris Paul in 2005 marks a turning point.

Ownership Shift

Tom Benson's acquisition and repositioning for regional identity.