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spreadeagle
04-14-2012, 06:29 PM
“Hornets” is not a name that fits with New Orleans.

It was a leftover from when George Shinn moved his team from Charlotte — a city nicknamed “the hornets’ nest” — but “Hornets” goes together with the spirit of New Orleans about as much as tacos go with gumbo.

New Hornets owner Tom Benson is a New Orleans native who gets the city. And you can put him on the list of people who wants a new name for the team. Tomorrow. Which is all that matters. Here is what Benson told the Times-Picayune:


“We need to find a name like (Jazz),” Benson said, referring to New Orleans first NBA team that relocated to Salt Lake City in 1979. “Whether we can get that or let us use that, you’ve got to know we’re working on it. We’d like to change it tomorrow

We have not gotten that approved, but we’re not letting up on it, either. Because we’ve got a good relationship with the commissioner and his people and we’re going to be on them daily to do something.”

At this point, Jazz is not going to happen, even though that name fits in Utah about as well as a crawfish boil. Look, Lakers fits a whole lot better in Minnesota than it does Los Angeles but they’re not giving it up either.

But there are a host of other potential names
that can work and you can bet in a couple years Benson will have the Hornets called something appropriate.

And you know, that black and gold color scheme of the saints would look cool on an NBA uniform. Just sayin’

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/04/14/new-owner-will-mean-new-name-logo-for-hornets-soon/

Cfrey
04-14-2012, 06:32 PM
The New Orleans Hurricane

spreadeagle
04-14-2012, 06:33 PM
The New Orleans Hurricane

too soon lol

nolafan33
04-14-2012, 06:34 PM
The New Orleans Hurricane

Really?

Ladies Man
04-14-2012, 06:37 PM
If anything they should have been the Jazz, but the name is taken. I wonder what its going to be

shep33
04-14-2012, 06:37 PM
The New Orleans BumbleBees

shep33
04-14-2012, 06:37 PM
The New Orleans Crayfish.

Instead of giving out free Taco's ala the Lakers... They give out free Crayfish!

asandhu23
04-14-2012, 06:38 PM
New Orleans Creoles.

shep33
04-14-2012, 06:41 PM
Jazz does make the most sense though.

NYMetropolitans
04-14-2012, 06:41 PM
The New Orleans Hurricane

Oh Mr. Pathetic strikes again.

xILLN355
04-14-2012, 06:43 PM
so as you say "any suggestions" are you meaning to say you are the owner of the hornets and asking us on psd for suggestions on what you should name the team?

spreadeagle
04-14-2012, 06:43 PM
I like how they wanna just take Jazz from Utah hahahaha...new name the Utah Mormons

spreadeagle
04-14-2012, 06:43 PM
so as you say "any suggestions" are you meaning to say you are the owner of the hornets and asking us on psd for suggestions on what you should name the team?

I guess if you were the owner what would you name them

gatkins11
04-14-2012, 06:44 PM
Hopefully Charlotte will get the Hornets name back.

shep33
04-14-2012, 06:44 PM
The New Orleans Bensons

AceMan
04-14-2012, 06:45 PM
Here's an idea. Hornets S&T Eric Gordon to Utah for the right to the name "Jazz". Wouldn't that be the coolest trade ever? New Orleans gets the Jazz, Utah gets to pick a more location appropriate name (and thus, sell a whole new batch of jerseys and merchandise), and New Orleans gets something valuable for Gordon who's leaving anyway.

Q-TIP
04-14-2012, 06:46 PM
The New Orleans Sound.

AceMan
04-14-2012, 06:46 PM
Hopefully Charlotte will get the Hornets name back.

Ok... Bear with me, but I have a 3 team trade idea.

New Orleans gets: naming rights to "Jazz"

Utah gets: Eric Gordon and Kemba Walker

Charlotte gets: naming rights to "Hornets"

WHO TURNS THAT DOWN?!?!?!?!?

NYMetropolitans
04-14-2012, 06:46 PM
I would name them the New Orleans Blues, still has the music theme going for it.

1-800-STFU
04-14-2012, 06:47 PM
New Orleans Looters

smith&wesson
04-14-2012, 06:47 PM
how bout the new orleans Creoles? new orleans blues,

shep33
04-14-2012, 06:48 PM
I would name them the New Orleans Blues, still has the music theme going for it.

That would be bad if they weren't very good though lol. I can see it on Sportscenter already: "New Orleans singing the Blues after tonight's debacle"

gatkins11
04-14-2012, 06:48 PM
Ok... Bear with me, but I have a 3 team trade idea.

New Orleans gets: naming rights to "Jazz"

Utah gets: Eric Gordon and Kemba Walker

Charlotte gets: naming rights to "Hornets"

WHO TURNS THAT DOWN?!?!?!?!?

Certainly not Utah!

otwisted
04-14-2012, 06:50 PM
New Orleans Gators.

JNA17
04-14-2012, 06:54 PM
I would name them the New Orleans Blues, still has the music theme going for it.

This one actually fits more so then others. I like it.

llemon
04-14-2012, 06:54 PM
New Orleans Mardi Gras

Jint.
04-14-2012, 06:56 PM
New Orleans Fish Tacos

spreadeagle
04-14-2012, 06:57 PM
The New Orleans Sound.

I like that!

JNA17
04-14-2012, 06:57 PM
Here's an idea. Hornets S&T Eric Gordon to Utah for the right to the name "Jazz". Wouldn't that be the coolest trade ever? New Orleans gets the Jazz, Utah gets to pick a more location appropriate name (and thus, sell a whole new batch of jerseys and merchandise), and New Orleans gets something valuable for Gordon who's leaving anyway.

While were at it, LA and Minnisota can pull a Similar trade.

LA Trades: "Lakers" name

Minnisota Trades: Kevin Love

LA then changes its name to the LA Quake! Everybody wins! :clap:

homestarunner93
04-14-2012, 06:58 PM
New Orleans Trombones

eugene
04-14-2012, 06:58 PM
I like how they wanna just take Jazz from Utah hahahaha...new name the Utah Mormons

This! :D

king james
04-14-2012, 06:58 PM
The Cajuns

Raps08-09 Champ
04-14-2012, 06:58 PM
New Orleans Stern.

smith&wesson
04-14-2012, 06:59 PM
New Orleans Creoles.

sorry i see you mentioned this first. i like it.


I would name them the New Orleans Blues, still has the music theme going for it.

i like this one even more. fits perfectly


New Orleans Gators.

lousiana does have gators. but for some reason first thing i think of when i hear gators is florda.

Jayrich28
04-14-2012, 07:01 PM
Forget giving charlotte back its name that team needs to be relocated.

But the "blues" is cool but what would u use for the logos and would it be.blues on the jersey or new orleans?

SportsAndrew25
04-14-2012, 07:01 PM
I think the New Orleans Bourbons would be a great name.

smith&wesson
04-14-2012, 07:02 PM
I think the New Orleans Bourbons would be a great name.

This wouldnt be bad.

i like the blues very much as well. you can have new orleans or blues written on the jersey. either way.

JNA17
04-14-2012, 07:04 PM
Forget giving charlotte back its name that team needs to be relocated.

But the "blues" is cool but what would u use for the logos and would it be.blues on the jersey or new orleans?
A logo of the Blues Brothers?

http://images.uulyrics.com/cover/t/the-blues-brothers/album-the-blues-brothers-complete.jpg

Or better yet, they can make for a great mascot!

THE MTL
04-14-2012, 07:05 PM
I really like the New Orleans Blues or New Orleans Sound. Change the colors and everything. Re-master the team is good for team.

Mr_Amaziing
04-14-2012, 07:12 PM
New Orleans Chickens

BKLYNpigeon
04-14-2012, 07:12 PM
nothing sounds right with "New Orleans" before it.

New Orleans....

Shrimps
Marchers (marching band)
Gambits
Spades
Spirits
Bourbons
Riverboats
Po'Boys
Blues
Hurricanes (after the drink!)

Jayrich28
04-14-2012, 07:12 PM
Maybe sean payton and greg williams can be the mascots

The blues brothers...lls

nolafan33
04-14-2012, 07:15 PM
If anything they should have been the Jazz, but the name is taken. I wonder what its going to be

Reportedly they could have had it back when the Bobcats came into existence, but Shinn didn't want to put up the money to get it (surprise). New Orleans would have been the Jazz, Charlotte would have been the Hornets, and NOLA and Charlotte would have paid for a rebrand for Utah. I don't know if they are still open to selling the name, but Benson is trying.

Some names Hornets fans have talked about are:

New Orleans Jazz
New Orleans Voodoo
New Orleans Arc Angels
New Orleans Krewe
Krewe of New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans (ew)
New Orleans Breakers
New Orleans Rhythm
New Orleans Soul
New Orleans Brass
New Orleans Cresents

That's just some of them. I personally like Krewe of New Orleans. Though it's also been discussed the team could be called something like "Crescent City ____."

ChI_ShIzzLe
04-14-2012, 07:18 PM
New Orleans Boobs

Jayrich28
04-14-2012, 07:22 PM
Crescent city blues

That sound gangsta......sound like some grand theft auto ****

Some one make a poll

Rndy
04-14-2012, 07:22 PM
The Spirits that place is haunted as ****.

DaBUU
04-14-2012, 07:26 PM
Utah should tell Benson, we'll trade you the Jazz name for Eric Gordon.

SugeKnight
04-14-2012, 07:26 PM
The New Orleans Survivors

Mcdoh
04-14-2012, 07:26 PM
New Orleans Veto

mjt20mik
04-14-2012, 07:31 PM
Blues and Spirits sound the best.. maybe change their scheme to gold and black too.

GREATNESS ONE
04-14-2012, 07:32 PM
Thank goodness, this team needs a revamp. Hopefully they find the right fit and not get stuck with a bad team name and logo.

Jayrich28
04-14-2012, 07:32 PM
New Orleans Veto

Lol thats messed up
U got sessions and kept gasol u came out ok

xk4
04-14-2012, 07:33 PM
New Orleans Fighting Beignets

kozelkid
04-14-2012, 07:34 PM
The New Orleans Fetts

Have Boba Fett as their mascot.

gatkins11
04-14-2012, 07:34 PM
Forget giving charlotte back its name that team needs to be relocated.

But the "blues" is cool but what would u use for the logos and would it be.blues on the jersey or new orleans?

Umm, no. :facepalm:

da ThRONe
04-14-2012, 07:38 PM
I'm already in love with New Orleans Soul.

Whatever name they choose it has to work well with the "Who Dat" chant!

C-Wick925
04-14-2012, 07:42 PM
New Orleans....Po'Boys


:clap::clap:

jailedgiantsfan
04-14-2012, 07:43 PM
new orleans bounty hunters

5ass
04-14-2012, 07:47 PM
new orleans scissors

TheNumber37
04-14-2012, 07:50 PM
my first thought was anything but the hurricanes.
I really want to see a team called the supersonics again, but not in NO. maybe the... okay... hurricanes is pretty good.

Q-TIP
04-14-2012, 07:51 PM
I originally said the New Orleans Sound but now I like the Spirits and the Soul better.

VCaintdead17
04-14-2012, 07:51 PM
New Orleans Sterns





....has that been said yet?

xk4
04-14-2012, 07:55 PM
New Orleans Frog Princesses

bullcubbear23
04-14-2012, 07:56 PM
Either give them the Jazz nickname and name Utah something like the Avalanche, or call them the Soul or Blues

Lloyd Christmas
04-14-2012, 08:02 PM
New Orleans mosquitos.

bholly
04-14-2012, 08:03 PM
New Orleans Blues

My immediate thought, too. I've seen threads on this before, and this is always the best I've come up with. Love it.

bholly
04-14-2012, 08:05 PM
Any chance they change to Saints colours? That'd be way better than the teal whatever they have now.

FarOutIos
04-14-2012, 08:08 PM
Boom. New Orleans Flash.

kenzo400
04-14-2012, 08:09 PM
The New Orleans Hurricane

:laugh: Oh god, i feel terrible for laughing at this.

ThePooH_1_
04-14-2012, 08:10 PM
New Orleans Barons

Robbw241
04-14-2012, 08:10 PM
New Orleans Bounties

Damn already said

4 POINT PLAY LJ
04-14-2012, 08:10 PM
New Orleans Turtles

bholly
04-14-2012, 08:11 PM
Wait, I have it! The New Orleans Cornets. I'm a genius.

tmacsc2
04-14-2012, 08:12 PM
I think hurricanes would be cool and people need to stop being so sensitive, look and the MIAMI hurricanes and the carolina hurricanes.....Its a place that is known for it explosive and dangerous hurricanes. Stop being so sensitive and PC

theheatles
04-14-2012, 08:12 PM
Hurricanes is a great name for a sports team

Trueblue2
04-14-2012, 08:14 PM
The seatle supersonics would be a good name...

ichitownclowni
04-14-2012, 08:15 PM
Blues for sure

FarOutIos
04-14-2012, 08:18 PM
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2564/3972761460_f6e906a291.jpg

Just change Mardi Gras to Flash... maybe add a lightning bolt to make it a little more politically correct...

kenzo400
04-14-2012, 08:19 PM
New Orleans "dick". I think i just killed this thread lol

celticsman2009
04-14-2012, 08:24 PM
New Orleans Soul and New Orleans Rhythm sound like WNBA teams. just sayin

bholly
04-14-2012, 08:30 PM
^^ Haha, yup.

xk4
04-14-2012, 08:40 PM
New Orleans Soul and New Orleans Rhythm sound like WNBA teams. just sayin

Thunder, Magic, Heat, and Jazz are the only teams that don't end in plural or with "ers"

Soul, Rhythm, and Flash sound dorky for this reason

Blues or Spirits are better

ManRam
04-14-2012, 08:44 PM
The New Orleans Jazz. Take it from Utah, and make them pick something else...

jimbobjarree
04-14-2012, 08:46 PM
Reportedly they could have had it back when the Bobcats came into existence, but Shinn didn't want to put up the money to get it (surprise). New Orleans would have been the Jazz, Charlotte would have been the Hornets, and NOLA and Charlotte would have paid for a rebrand for Utah. I don't know if they are still open to selling the name, but Benson is trying.

Some names Hornets fans have talked about are:

New Orleans Jazz
New Orleans Voodoo
New Orleans Arc Angels
New Orleans Krewe
Krewe of New Orleans
New Orleans Pelicans (ew)
New Orleans Breakers
New Orleans Rhythm
New Orleans Soul
New Orleans Brass
New Orleans Cresents

That's just some of them. I personally like Krewe of New Orleans. Though it's also been discussed the team could be called something like "Crescent City ____."

not that I'm cool with it, but a 4 way would make sense:

Charlotte Hornets
New Orleans Jazz
Utah Grizzlies
Memphis...Blues?

TMcC801
04-14-2012, 08:57 PM
:mad: Its Utah Jazz *****ez. Its been 30 years get the **** over it! Utah has done more than the New Orleans Jazz could ever do when they had the name. Go ask the Lakers to give us their name it would work better. Utah Salt Lakers.

swirl54
04-14-2012, 08:59 PM
The NOLA.

THINKBLUE15
04-14-2012, 09:05 PM
The New Orleans Hurricane


New Orleans Stern.


New Orleans Veto

lol

TMcC801
04-14-2012, 09:06 PM
New Orleans VooDoo
Black, Gold, maybe a slight hint of purple...

king2218
04-14-2012, 09:14 PM
What about New Orleans Saints? Would that be possible to have a football & basketball team with the same logo?

jon32
04-14-2012, 09:26 PM
The One Eyed One Horned Flyin Purple New Orleans Corn Hole Eaters ?

gotoHcarolina52
04-14-2012, 09:38 PM
The New Orleans Krewe

BSardogan
04-14-2012, 09:41 PM
The New Orleans Wasps.
The New Orleans Saxophones.
The New Orleans Pimps.

Or just 'the Blues'. I'd love to see the Pimps though.

Jint.
04-14-2012, 09:45 PM
New Orleans Ninja Turtles

MTar786
04-14-2012, 09:48 PM
the new orleans butterflies

BlinkManJan02
04-14-2012, 09:48 PM
I can't wait to see what it gets changed to.

Fresno
04-14-2012, 09:50 PM
The New Orleans Bounty Hunters

Tom Benson will give it a seal of approval.

CubbieBlueprint
04-14-2012, 09:55 PM
I swear the Blues is attributed to Chicago more than NOLA.

MiamiBoy77
04-14-2012, 10:00 PM
New Orleans Stern

Crescent City Crescents?

Krewe of Crescent City actually has a ring to it

New Orleans is a hard name to match.

justinnum1
04-14-2012, 10:05 PM
it should ne called the new orleans blues, or jazz or something music

spreadeagle
04-14-2012, 10:12 PM
Survivors would be cool in the sence of 50 yrs from now kids will ask why they are called that and you could tell em about the Hurricane and all the devestation...im a big fan of the phrase those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it...I also like The New Orleans Sound which someone mentiond that rolls of the tongue well and you could have cool music note jerseys or something

spreadeagle
04-14-2012, 10:13 PM
New Orleans Stern

Crescent City Crescents?

Krewe of Crescent City actually has a ring to it

New Orleans is a hard name to match.

what does Kwewe mean? and how do you pronounce it?

pd7631
04-14-2012, 10:14 PM
New Orleans Dukes....doesn't sound great, but the city was named after the Duke of Orleans.

D12 fan
04-14-2012, 10:16 PM
NewOrleans Po boys.They have the best shrimp po boy in America.

pd7631
04-14-2012, 10:18 PM
New Orleans Mud Dogs....

Cal827
04-14-2012, 10:21 PM
New Orleans Dnewguys

thephoenixson28
04-14-2012, 10:21 PM
New Orleans bounty

pd7631
04-14-2012, 10:22 PM
By the way, the New Orleans Blues already exist. They're an ABA team.

airforceones25
04-14-2012, 10:22 PM
The Louisiana Bayous..

bholly
04-14-2012, 10:28 PM
What about New Orleans Saints? Would that be possible to have a football & basketball team with the same logo?

I thought about this, but they wouldn't do it - they want to sell as much merchandise as they can, and doubling up with another team would work against that.

bholly
04-14-2012, 10:29 PM
The Louisiana Bayous..

Like both halves, don't like them together.

AntiG
04-14-2012, 10:33 PM
:mad: Its Utah Jazz *****ez. Its been 30 years get the **** over it! Utah has done more than the New Orleans Jazz could ever do when they had the name. Go ask the Lakers to give us their name it would work better. Utah Salt Lakers.

:laugh:

nolafan33
04-14-2012, 10:39 PM
what does Kwewe mean? and how do you pronounce it?

Krewe (pronounced just like crew) are the people who put on the parades and balls for Mardi Gras.

Krewe of Bacchus
Krewe of Orpheus
Krewe of Muses

That sort of thing.

Trueblue2
04-14-2012, 10:44 PM
The Louisiana Levees

hgtiger32
04-14-2012, 10:46 PM
I don't know if anyone said this or not. Didn't feel like going through 4 pages

New Orleans Soul?

HoodedSB
04-14-2012, 10:47 PM
nothing sounds right with "New Orleans" before it.

New Orleans....

Shrimps
Marchers (marching band)
Gambits
Spades
Spirits
Bourbons
Riverboats
Po'Boys
Blues
Hurricanes (after the drink!)
:speechless:
tell me i didn't just see that...

How about the Lousisiana Purchase? lol history

MetroMan
04-14-2012, 10:49 PM
The New Orleans DaveStern

SugeKnight
04-14-2012, 10:52 PM
The Louisiana Levees

I second that

Jint.
04-14-2012, 11:08 PM
whatever Anthony Davis wants to name them

HoodedSB
04-14-2012, 11:18 PM
whatever Anthony Davis wants to name them

The Mingers?

UPRock
04-14-2012, 11:48 PM
New Orleans Unibrows.

NetSymptom
04-15-2012, 12:00 AM
New Orleans Basketball Reasons

elizur
04-15-2012, 12:19 AM
They are known for Jazz not really blues. They have their own brand of blues ,but it is based off of Jazz. I like the Sound idea ,but blues does not make sense there.

heyman321
04-15-2012, 12:28 AM
New Orleans Mezzo Fortes

coryd238
04-15-2012, 12:28 AM
the new orleans hurricane

3/10

AKAYaReal
04-15-2012, 12:37 AM
New Orleans Trumpets
New Orleans Horns
New Orleans Steamboats
New Orleans Tugboats
Louisiana Pelicans
Louisiana Purchase

GoPacers33
04-15-2012, 12:40 AM
NO Bounty Hunters

bbcmillionaire
04-15-2012, 12:44 AM
The vodoo

JOhnnyTHaJet
04-15-2012, 12:52 AM
I always thought some NBA team should be called the Knights.

Nola Knights or New Orleans Knights doesn't sound so bad.

HoodedSB
04-15-2012, 01:01 AM
What about the Cornets? All they have to do is change one letter.

homestarunner93
04-15-2012, 01:07 AM
No one has said Gators yet. They can do a Swamp People tie-in.

sventhedog
04-15-2012, 01:10 AM
the stinger, bees, hives or honeyz.

topdog
04-15-2012, 01:15 AM
No one has said Gators yet. They can do a Swamp People tie-in.

Someone did and mentioned that it makes them think of Florida. I don't think the Louisianna Gators is a bad name though.

JeffG20
04-15-2012, 01:19 AM
will never happen but

New Orleans Sin
New Orleans Mafia

HoodedSB
04-15-2012, 01:22 AM
lol no one associates the mafia with new orleans

topdog
04-15-2012, 01:23 AM
The Louisiana Bayous..

They'll be singing the bayou blues with that name :whistle:

Here's a 4-team name swap: Jazz -> New Orleans; Hornets -> Charlotte; Kings move to Seattle and become the Sonics; Jazz pick either Kings or Bobcats... or something else

JeffG20
04-15-2012, 01:24 AM
lol no one associates the mafia with new orleans

i know, i just like the sound

HoodedSB
04-15-2012, 01:25 AM
fair enough

lkingratedr
04-15-2012, 01:31 AM
How about the louisana lasers ... I have no idea why just felt like contributing

lkingratedr
04-15-2012, 01:37 AM
How about the new Orleans sinners ... That way u can have the saints and sinners all in one package

Big Zo
04-15-2012, 01:45 AM
Louisiana Lightning.

Cal827
04-15-2012, 01:46 AM
The New Orleans "Breeze", might Keep Drew with the Saints :D

The New Orleans Popeyes

The New Orleans Beads

Srry, the best I can do now, high and drunk

Teeboy1487
04-15-2012, 01:53 AM
New Orleans Creoles.
I like Coyotes too.

UPRock
04-15-2012, 01:57 AM
New Orleans Wasp/New Orleans Bees/New Orleans Beedrills/New Orleans Metapods.

Vikingfan84
04-15-2012, 01:57 AM
New Orleans Brass

Logos could be some Jazz instruments. Or we could just move back to Charlotte and be the Hornets. Have the Thunder move back to Seattle where they belong. Then move Charlotte to OKC. That way the history is all back to where it belongs.

spreadeagle
04-15-2012, 02:02 AM
Krewe (pronounced just like crew) are the people who put on the parades and balls for Mardi Gras.

Krewe of Bacchus
Krewe of Orpheus
Krewe of Muses

That sort of thing.

oh cool.

spreadeagle
04-15-2012, 02:04 AM
Po boys would seriously be a great name, and those sandwich's look really awesome I want to try one..Also the Voodoo is pretty badazz

ThornMo
04-15-2012, 02:47 AM
every legitimate name so far sounds like a wnba name. Spirit, Soul, Rhythm???

Call them the New Orleans Horns and get it over with. You drop 2 letters from hornets and turn it into horns. Get a few randoms to spray paint over the 'e' and 't' on the billboards and you don't lose a dime.
Horns fits New Orleans.

bholly
04-15-2012, 03:00 AM
^^ Except Cornets means just about the same thing and sounds better, and you only change one letter.

NoahH
04-15-2012, 03:17 AM
New Orleans Mardi Gras

bighallbowski
04-15-2012, 03:21 AM
The New Orleans Jazz...Hands. Or the Pizzazz! Not serious here. Seriously, the Krewe or Voodoo would be pretty sweet.

THINKBLUE15
04-15-2012, 03:29 AM
every legitimate name so far sounds like a wnba name. Spirit, Soul, Rhythm???

Call them the New Orleans Horns and get it over with. You drop 2 letters from hornets and turn it into horns. Get a few randoms to spray paint over the 'e' and 't' on the billboards and you don't lose a dime.
Horns fits New Orleans.

this

gotoHcarolina52
04-15-2012, 03:58 AM
The New Orleans Jelly Roll Mortons!

Punk
04-15-2012, 04:46 AM
Didn't people say the OKC Thunder name and logo even Jerseys looked like a WNBA team? Look how quietly that ended.

New Orleans Soul
New Orleans Blues
New Orleans Jam

Are the best names

But the perfect fit is the New Orleans Jazz. Utah could be called "The Utah Rockies" considering It is a Mountain city.

BirdIsTheWord
04-15-2012, 05:17 AM
If you really think about it a lot of team names seem a bit stupid but you get used to them.

New Orleans Blues sounds the best so far, IMO.

3ballbomber
04-15-2012, 06:24 AM
Didn't people say the OKC Thunder name and logo even Jerseys looked like a WNBA team? Look how quietly that ended.

it helps when u have a star like Durant and also Westbrook repping the team.

loublue22
04-15-2012, 06:49 AM
Didn't people say the OKC Thunder name and logo even Jerseys looked like a WNBA team? Look how quietly that ended.

New Orleans Soul
New Orleans Blues
New Orleans Jam

Are the best names

But the perfect fit is the New Orleans Jazz. Utah could be called "The Utah Rockies" considering It is a Mountain city.

Thunder is still a terrible name, people have just gotten used to it.

Should have been the Outlaws.

jammastershake
04-15-2012, 07:52 AM
New Orleans Bounce (bounce music)
New Orleans Jam (jambalaya)

Iron24th
04-15-2012, 08:36 AM
New Orleans vetoeds

Jarvo
04-15-2012, 08:51 AM
New Orleans Po'boy's lol idk

thekmp211
04-15-2012, 08:58 AM
gators? lil waynes?

gilly
04-15-2012, 08:58 AM
I love the sound of 'New Orleans Blues'. Blue, gold and white jerseys. Blue because it would be WEIRD to have a team called the Blues not wear blue: gold as a salute to the Saints: white as every team uses white.

Home: White with blue accent and gold trim
Away: Blue with gold accent (like ASG East jersey this year with gold instead of silver)
Third: Black with gold trim ('Saints' night)

PhillyFaninLA
04-15-2012, 09:07 AM
Thunder is still a terrible name, people have just gotten used to it.

Should have been the Outlaws.

Personally I can't seem to come up with anything at the moment but I think the Outlaws is my favorite of the names I've seen, especially if they develop into a gritty hard nosed defensive team.

king4day
04-15-2012, 09:16 AM
Blues isn't bad but since it's already in Hockey, I'd rather see them go elsewhere.

Someone also brought up the idea of bringing back the Charlotte Hornets if this goes down. I'd love that too. If Charlotte gets Anthony Daivis then it might be a good idea with changing their name ether back to the Hornets or maybe something else (Charlotte Flight I still love).

Charlotte needs a do-over

gilly
04-15-2012, 09:19 AM
^ Agree. Charlotte needs a total rebrand if you ask me. Go back to the Hornets or completely re-vamp the name, look, everything. That team needs a breathe of fresh air.

MVP1
04-15-2012, 09:22 AM
Seattle Supersonics.

Knicks21
04-15-2012, 09:35 AM
Give Bobcats to Utah, Hornets to Charlotte, Jazz to New Orleans.

MILLERHIGHLIFE
04-15-2012, 09:41 AM
Hurricanes

TMcC801
04-15-2012, 09:52 AM
Give Bobcats to Utah, Hornets to Charlotte, Jazz to New Orleans.

Bullsht.:facepalm: What makes the bobcats fit in utah better than Jazz? Not Utah's problem other orgainizations cant manage to stay in one location and/or picked stupid mascots.

This just in... Timberwolves want LA to give up the "Lakers" since it has nothing to do with LA and the team originated in Minniapolis. They want their name back, sorry Lakers fans looks like you'll be the LA Timberwolves from here on out since that works as well as "bobcats" it Utah

TMcC801
04-15-2012, 09:54 AM
and why should Utah "give up the name". They bought it over 30 years ago now. Get the **** over it already!!!!

scandaless2
04-15-2012, 10:07 AM
New Orleans Streetcars.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streetcars_in_New_Orleans

The goods
04-15-2012, 10:21 AM
The new orleans mardi gras
The new orleans crawfish
The new orleans po'boys
The new orleans hot boys
The new orleans no limit soldiers
They need jazz back utah should change their name. Lol

save the knicks
04-15-2012, 10:22 AM
They should just switch with Utah. Utah is known as the Bee Hives state after all.

Or maybe Change Utahs name to the Rocky Mountain Elks.

Jazz should be in New Orleans bottom line. Sorry Utah fans but your name is a lie!

The goods
04-15-2012, 10:26 AM
Bullsht.:facepalm: What makes the bobcats fit in utah better than Jazz? Not Utah's problem other orgainizations cant manage to stay in one location and/or picked stupid mascots.

This just in... Timberwolves want LA to give up the "Lakers" since it has nothing to do with LA and the team originated in Minniapolis. They want their name back, sorry Lakers fans looks like you'll be the LA Timberwolves from here on out since that works as well as "bobcats" it Utah

The LA timberwolves? I like it give us kevin love in the process and its a done deal. Lol
We will always be the lakers even if it doesn't match,so if we can get away with it I guess utah can to.
The hornets will find something better I remember when OKC first came out with the thunder and everybody hated it including me now its not to bad as a name.

iliketurtles24
04-15-2012, 10:32 AM
New Orleans Trombones

the boners?

TMcC801
04-15-2012, 10:33 AM
The LA timberwolves? I like it give us kevin love in the process and its a done deal. Lol
We will always be the lakers even if it doesn't match,so if we can get away with it I guess utah can to.
The hornets will find something better I remember when OKC first came out with the thunder and everybody hated it including me now its not to bad as a name.

exactly. Its a nickname. It doesnt matter if it has anything to do with the state or not. The Lakers are LA's team, just like the Jazz are Utah's team. Maybe if NO wanted the Jazz name they shouldnt have shipped their team out over 30 years ago!!!
Why should Utah just give up the name so in about 10 years the hornet orgainization will be sold and shipped off again somewhere.
Maybe Hornets fans need to start supporting their team before they start complaining about the name of the team
**** you Benson
Utah Jazz fo life

da ThRONe
04-15-2012, 10:43 AM
After sleeping on it re-acquiring the name Jazz is an awful idea. Is it perfect for the city? Yes. However at this stage of the game that name(love it or hate it) is synonymous with Utah. It would almost be the equalvalent of keeping the Hornets name.

Yesterday I made a joke saying that the Jazz name was already staind by Salt Lake. Although I wouldn't say "staind" it's true. The two are linked.

TMcC801
04-15-2012, 11:11 AM
After sleeping on it re-acquiring the name Jazz is an awful idea. Is it perfect for the city? Yes. However at this stage of the game that name(love it or hate it) is synonymous with Utah. It would almost be the equalvalent of keeping the Hornets name.

Yesterday I made a joke saying that the Jazz name was already staind by Salt Lake. Although I wouldn't say "staind" it's true. The two are linked.

This. Ha ha staind with Mormon seed :D
Why change from "another teams name" to...... Another teams name?? This could be a new era for this orgainization, start fresh with your own new name and some fresh colors and move on.

BCpatsox18
04-15-2012, 11:23 AM
new orleans gators?

richiesaurus310
04-15-2012, 11:42 AM
The new orleans jazz

crc9246
04-15-2012, 11:46 AM
The New Orleans Storm... the potential Matchup of the OKC Thunder and NO Storm, has ESPN all over it.. there will be a Thunder-Storm in the Bayou, as game 7 of the Western Conference finals will be in New Orleans tomorrow night.

da ThRONe
04-15-2012, 11:49 AM
New Orleans Streetcars.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Streetcars_in_New_Orleans

I thought about something along those lines Streetcars/Trolley. While meaningful not catchy at all, and above all it doesn't work with the "Who Dat" chant. So it's a no go.

dtmagnet
04-15-2012, 12:10 PM
The New Orleans Scrimpers.

yfern328
04-15-2012, 12:25 PM
So far the only names that have mad any sense and sound good were

Dukes
Crescents

I think Gators is overused, Crawfish isn't a good name, Mardi Gras sounds silly, and Blues doesn't make as much sense as Jazz (it's more of a Tennessee/Kentucky thing). Ideally the Jazz decide to re-brand and make this easy because I'm sure they have a slight interest to do so, but I think Dukes sounds professional and has regional ties. I also really liked Krewe, but I think Crescent City Krewe is more of a newspaper headline than a Baskeball team name.

adidas2307
04-15-2012, 01:21 PM
Damn it, someone just barely beat me to the New Orleans Storm. Also, I still like one of the first ideas in New Orleans Sound for some reason.

k.smith904
04-15-2012, 01:25 PM
have weezy contribute some cash for the rebranded New Orleans Young Muuulllaahhhhsss.

da ThRONe
04-15-2012, 01:36 PM
People forget about the name Dukes. Will never happen. Way to close to David Duke.

Jint.
04-15-2012, 01:41 PM
N.O. Bannana Hammocks

nate2usmc
04-15-2012, 01:46 PM
Yeah Jazz need to go back to NO and Utah should be called "The Babymakers"

jammastershake
04-15-2012, 01:46 PM
New Orleans Redeemers
New Orleans Scalawags
New Orleans Swing
New Orleans Swag
New Orleans Gambits
New Orleans Steamboaters

black1605
04-15-2012, 01:51 PM
New Orleans Bobcats.

king4day
04-15-2012, 01:55 PM
The New Orleans Storm... the potential Matchup of the OKC Thunder and NO Storm, has ESPN all over it.. there will be a Thunder-Storm in the Bayou, as game 7 of the Western Conference finals will be in New Orleans tomorrow night.

You'll never see a team name reference whether in New Orleans.

jraygoza
04-15-2012, 02:02 PM
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Seattle Supersonics.

THIS!!!

Outlaws sound the best tho

NOsportsFAN
04-15-2012, 02:39 PM
I love "Krewe", and I also think if your rebranding you need to do away with any part of the original name. So drop New Orleans from the name and go with:

The Crescent City Krewe

That name is unique and still has that NOLA flare.

xk4
04-15-2012, 02:59 PM
I love "Krewe", and I also think if your rebranding you need to do away with any part of the original name. So drop New Orleans from the name and go with:

The Crescent City Krewe

That name is unique and still has that NOLA flare.

This isn't your 2k team, gtfo. That is terrible

NOsportsFAN
04-15-2012, 03:29 PM
This isn't your 2k team, gtfo. That is terrible

Then clearly you know nothing about New Orleans' heritage, it's no big deal but both parts of that name deal specifically with New Orleans and Louisiana which is why I guess you don't get it. Just bc you don't understand things that are not part of your everyday norm doesn't make them terrible, and that alone shows your ignorance towards this subject. Every New Orleanian uses and associates both parts of that name to strictly New Orleans and since the name is targeted toward them I was not trying to think of a name to please one random guy who probably cares less about this team.

Forever35
04-15-2012, 03:43 PM
New Orleans Jazzz (use 3 Z's)...

New Orleans Giraffes... First pro team with a giraffe as a mascot... :D

arkanian215
04-15-2012, 03:49 PM
New Orleans Seabees (yeah they do exist)

They could have the Nets name

New Orleans Nets
Brooklyn Kings
Las Vegas ....

xk4
04-15-2012, 04:04 PM
Then clearly you know nothing about New Orleans' heritage, it's no big deal but both parts of that name deal specifically with New Orleans and Louisiana which is why I guess you don't get it. Just bc you don't understand things that are not part of your everyday norm doesn't make them terrible, and that alone shows your ignorance towards this subject. Every New Orleanian uses and associates both parts of that name to strictly New Orleans and since the name is targeted toward them I was not trying to think of a name to please one random guy who probably cares less about this team.

I'm not questioning your NOLA credentials, it's just a bad name. And it would get David Sterned.

dolfan720
04-15-2012, 04:10 PM
The new orleans crawfish

k.smith904
04-15-2012, 04:14 PM
the new orleans narwhals.

gotoHcarolina52
04-15-2012, 04:25 PM
New Orleans Neanderthals

http://a.espncdn.com/combiner/i?img=/i/headshots/nba/players/full/1982.png&w=350&h=254

Master Mind
04-15-2012, 06:09 PM
3 favorites

Krewe
Dukes
Crescents

I like the Sounds, but it was used by Memphis in 1974.

j-bay
04-15-2012, 06:17 PM
how about the new orleans diamondbacks.

Mckphins
04-15-2012, 07:26 PM
New orleans po boys.

greg_ory_2005
04-15-2012, 07:31 PM
So I guess this solidifies New Orleans getting the #1 pick. New name, new logo, new franchise player...:eyebrow:

hawkeyefootball
04-15-2012, 07:50 PM
The New Orleans Let's Go Find Bricks and Steal VCR's Shortly After the Hurricanes

Master Mind
04-15-2012, 08:25 PM
The New Orleans Let's Go Find Bricks and Steal VCR's Shortly After the Hurricanes

Yikes

xk4
04-15-2012, 08:34 PM
I don't think that would fit on a jersey.

IndyRealist
04-15-2012, 08:42 PM
I would name them the New Orleans Blues, still has the music theme going for it.

Blues is more of a Memphis thing.

bholly
04-15-2012, 09:46 PM
Blues is more of a Memphis thing.

In before "Memphis Blues, Utah Grizzlies, New Orleans Jazz, Charlotte Hornets".

xk4
04-15-2012, 09:51 PM
Let's make the Magic and Raptors change their names too.

lkingratedr
04-15-2012, 11:36 PM
How abouthe new Orleans rage or the louisana rage ... That way they can be called the raging cajuns

j-bay
04-16-2012, 12:12 AM
How about the New Orleans Brick Squad

kobemelo
04-16-2012, 12:15 AM
Blues or Bourbons sounds cool

Pistol_Pete
04-16-2012, 12:18 AM
For some reason I keep coming up with names with an "s" on the end. Rare, but most seem to fit.

The New Orleans Cajun
The New Orleans Voodoo
The New Orleans Delta
The New Orleans Gamblers (no way they would pick that though)
The New Orleans Luck
The New Orleans Big Easy
The New Orleans Crescents
The New Orleans Spice

Someone also mentioned Gators, and I think that makes sense. Something having to do with the swamp makes sense.

Yes, this line "Streetcars" and "crawfish" fit, but those aren't realistic names, so let's put those aside. I think the best name is probably going to revolve around "heat" as in relation to food, or jazz/music.

DragonJaii
04-16-2012, 12:28 AM
New Orleans mosquitoes

NoahH
04-16-2012, 11:43 AM
Personally I like the NO Hurricanes

They'll probably have the same colors as the Saints

Kelly Gruber
04-16-2012, 02:53 PM
Hard one to name, but I came up with:

New Orleans Rivermen
New Orleans Catfish
New Orleans Cajuns
New Orleans Yats ("Yat" dialect)
New Orleans Pelicans (state bird)

Forever35
04-16-2012, 08:23 PM
Did anyone say New Orleans Floaters ??? :shrug:

Too harsh ??? :punish:

JeffG20
04-16-2012, 08:27 PM
Bayou Bengals

KnIckFaN.2883
04-16-2012, 09:04 PM
Bullsht.:facepalm: What makes the bobcats fit in utah better than Jazz? Not Utah's problem other orgainizations cant manage to stay in one location and/or picked stupid mascots.

This just in... Timberwolves want LA to give up the "Lakers" since it has nothing to do with LA and the team originated in Minniapolis. They want their name back, sorry Lakers fans looks like you'll be the LA Timberwolves from here on out since that works as well as "bobcats" it Utah

What??? at one time they were the new orleans jazz. it just makes more sense. i don't assosate jazz with utah.also bobcats are a native species of utah so it would actually make a lot of sense.

Verbal Christ
04-16-2012, 09:28 PM
what about the New Orleans First Degree's

:shrug:

j-bay
04-16-2012, 09:43 PM
how about the New Orleans Category Fives

MagicHero3
04-17-2012, 08:16 AM
i dont think the "hurricanes" is a good name for new orleans at all, in any scenario. can you imagine the people of that town screaming "Go Hurricanes" or "Yay Hurricanes"? i didnt think so

da ThRONe
04-17-2012, 01:28 PM
I'm going New Orleans Wootays for the win!

todu82
04-17-2012, 03:07 PM
The New Orleans Express.

C-Style
04-17-2012, 03:13 PM
Saint colors would be so sick!

beasted86
04-17-2012, 03:14 PM
New Orleans Who DAT

sep11ie
04-17-2012, 03:31 PM
New Orleans Refugees

asiapei
04-17-2012, 03:34 PM
Many people think it will be the "VOODOO".

I really like the "HURRICANES, CREOLE, and SOUL" names

But my favorite is the NEW ORLEANS SOUND:clap:


Smiles,


Lisa

asiapei
04-17-2012, 03:38 PM
Admittedly clueless....what is a Wootay? And I am from New Orleans, be kind now.

rhino17
04-17-2012, 03:43 PM
New Orleans mosquitoes

this is actually a good name. Except it would be "Skeeters" rather than "mosquitos." There are a few teams in various sports on the gulf coast with the name "Skeeters"

TheRunKiller
04-17-2012, 03:48 PM
New Orleans Irrelevant

sep11ie
04-17-2012, 03:50 PM
New Orleans Levees?

Heater4life
04-17-2012, 03:51 PM
The New Orleans Vipers. Louisiana is known for their cottonmouths, both in nature and their urban areas.

http://www.viperwrestling.com/wp-content/uploads/p3/images/logo_1292051227.jpg

snidgen
04-17-2012, 04:04 PM
I'm thinking something to pair with the Saints, like:

"New Orleans Beelzebubs: Father of Lies and Ruler of Earth"

Something catchy like that.

He115ing
04-17-2012, 04:08 PM
New Orleans Vipers.

EricU812
04-17-2012, 04:15 PM
The New Orleans Hurricane

I laughed.

EricU812
04-17-2012, 04:17 PM
I do like the New Orleans Voodoo.

HaruSoul
04-17-2012, 04:20 PM
What about the.... New Orleans Saints?

imurmilk
04-17-2012, 04:25 PM
I know Spirits was said..

But I like Spirit. Just singular.

obie
04-17-2012, 04:25 PM
New Orleans Bounty Hunters

BullsBearsSox11
04-17-2012, 04:28 PM
The New Orleans WaterBoys!!!
Cajuns
Hurricanes
Louisianna Mudd Dogs

IdK

OC Knights #11
04-17-2012, 04:30 PM
New Orleans Po-Boys

xk4
04-17-2012, 04:30 PM
I know Spirits was said..

But I like Spirit. Just singular.

Yeah, Spirits has weird religious implications

Spirit, singular, describes the heart of the city

sep11ie
04-17-2012, 04:31 PM
New Orleans FEMA's.

sep11ie
04-17-2012, 04:32 PM
I know Spirits was said..

But I like Spirit. Just singular.

Spirits sounds like a WNBA name.

imurmilk
04-17-2012, 04:47 PM
Spirits sounds like a WNBA name.

Exactly what I thought too

beasted86
04-17-2012, 04:48 PM
Exactly what I thought too

So does Thunder.

Over time most bad names grow on you.

LAKERMANIA
04-17-2012, 04:51 PM
New Orleans Barons