New Orleans Pelicans


Full NameNew Orleans Pelicans

Nick NamePelicans


GroundSmoothie King Center

Prominent PlayersZion Williamson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker, Jonas Valančiūnas, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart


Formed in 2002, the New Orleans Pelicans is one of the newer franchise clubs in the National Basketball Association. Originally, it came into existence as the New Orleans Hornets and temporarily relocated to Oklahoma City due to hurricane Katrina in 2005. It spent two seasons (2005-06 and 2006-07) as the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets and became the New Orleans Pelicans in 2013. The franchise contains no NBA and Conference title in the record but a Division (2008) title. Willie Green is the head coach of the franchise.

New Orleans Pelicans – Next Game

In the current Regular Season (2022-23), the New Orleans Pelicans will play its next game against the Phoenix Suns on December 10 (Saturday) at 07:00 AM.

The New Orleans Pelicans recorded a win against the Detroit Pistons (104-98) in their previous game on Thursday. Here is the full schedule.

New Orleans Pelicans – Roster 2022-23

NamePositionJersey Number
Jose AlvaradoPG15
Dyson DanielsG11
Devonte' GrahamPG4
Jaxson HayesC10
Willy HernangomezC9
Brandon IngramSF14
Herbert JonesSF5
Kira Lewis Jr.PG13
E.J. LiddellF-
Naji MarshallSF8
CJ McCollumSG3
Trey Murphy IIISG25
Larry Nance Jr.PF22
Dereon SeabronG0
Garrett TempleSF41
Jonas ValanciunasC17
Zion WilliamsonPF1

Find the roster chart here.

New Orleans Pelicans – Record – Last 10 Years

SeasonDivision FinishConf. FinishRecordPlayoffs
2012-135th14th27-55Didn’t Qualify
2013-145th12th34-48Didn’t Qualify
2014-155th8th45-37Lost First Round
2015-165th12th30-52Didn’t Qualify
2016-174th10th34-48Didn’t Qualify
2017-182nd6th48-34Lost Conf. Semifinals
2018-194th13th33-49Didn’t Qualify
2019-205th13th30-42Didn’t Qualify
2020-214th11th31-41Didn’t Qualify
2021-223rd9th36-46Lost First Round

New Orleans Pelicans – Championships

The New Orleans Pelicans is one of several NBA teams who are yet to lodge a victory in the NBA finals. The team proceeded to play the Conference semifinals in 2007-08 but lost to San Antonio Spurs by 4-3. The second time it appeared in the Conference semifinal was the 2017-18 season when they lost to the Golden State Warriors by 4-1. As of now, the New Orleans Pelicans have the only Division (2008) title.

Popularly Asked Questions

Who are the eminent players who played for the New Orleans Pelicans?

Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart, Zion Williamson, Nickeil Alexander-Walker etc. are some of the key personalities who played for the club.

Where do the New Orleans Pelicans play its home matches?

The New Orleans Pelicans come to play its home games at the Smoothie King Center.

How many NBA titles have the New Orleans Pelicans accomplished?

The New Orleans Pelicans have no NBA title and Conference title to its name. It collected only a Division title in 2008.

When were the New Orleans Pelicans created?

The New Orleans Pelicans were established in 2002 in New Orleans. Originally, it was formed as the New Orleans Hornets and acquired its current name in 2013.

Who is the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans?

Willie Green is the main coach of the New Orleans Pelicans.

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