The predecessor of the New Orleans Pelicans was the New Orleans Hornets, which was renamed in 2002 when the Charlotte Hornets moved to New Orleans. In 2005, due to New Orleans being severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina , the team moved home to Oklahoma City before returning to New Orleans until 2007. In April 2013, the team changed its name to the current New Orleans Pelicans. In 2014, the team returned to Charlotte the original name of the Charlotte Hornets and the season record from 1988 to 2002, and was taken over by the Charlotte Bobcats . You can buy the New Orleans Pelicans sports face coverings in our NBA Team Logo Face Coverings Store.