New Orleans, Charlotte to change team name

Posted at May 19 2013 01:05 AM | Updated as of May 19 2013 09:05 AM

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The NBA playoffs is far from over but this early, two teams are already making a major move for the upcoming season including a change in name.

Charlotte already started by changing its name back to the Hornets, the team's original name from 1988 to 2002.

New Orleans -- who until this season were known as the Hornets -- will become the New Orleans Pelicans for the 2013-1014 season.

The team will start using its new name in the NBA draft lottery this month. -- ANC World Tonight, May 18, 2013