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Report: Pelicans May Seek Relocation in Coming Years
 

 
As the NBA continues to hurdle into uncertainty with the coaching carousel dramatically spinning, relocation rumors have been surfacing for the Pelicans.

The Athletic's John Hollinger reported that the franchise is "the most likely team to seek relocation in the coming decade." It is committed to New Orleans only through 2024. As Hollinger notes, owner Gayle Benson is heavily connected to the city—she also owns the Saints.

Hollinger writes Benson is "not currently seeking to sell, but losing money while finishing in the lottery has not been an enjoyable side venture to the main business of running the Saints."


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But, this is just a footnote compared to the other groundbreaking news the franchise has faced this week.

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The Pelicans parted ways with head coach Stan Van Gundy on Wednesday after just one season, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Andrew Lopez. Van Gundy, 61, was hired in October, but New Orleans struggled last season, going 31–41 and missing the playoffs for the third straight year.

Then, The Athletic's Shams Charania, Joe Vardon and William Guillory reported Thursday that some of Zion Williamson's family members "want Williamson on another team." According to The Athletic, multiple teams are monitoring "Williamson's family members' thinly veiled unhappiness with the Pelicans and whether those feelings seeped into the player's own views." Williamson is under contract with the Pelicans until at least 2023.


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“It’s disappointing. I’d be lying to you if I said anything else,” Williamson said during the end-of-season press conference. “It’s very disappointing. But the best thing we can do is regroup, come together as a team, come together as coaches this offseason, talk and do what we need to do to be better next year. It’s not much to it, we just gotta be better.”

visit this link https://www.si.com/nba/20 .. eek-relocation
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 2 months ago '17        #2
Mr Scaramucci  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x156
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Yes! Come to Johnson City Tennessee fam!
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 2 months ago '19        #3
aaf192020 
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Seattle and Vegas are the only city's I can see them relocating to. I'm not sure that's better options than New Orleans.
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 2 months ago '16        #4
MadMarlo 
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Change the franchise name.

Change the colors .


Revamp the franchise before you try and move.
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 2 months ago '20        #5
Chozen  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Good. fu*k New Orleans

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 2 months ago '20        #6
gam3tit3 
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New Orleans is NOT a NBA city and I'm.from Louisiana, it's just not...it's all about Saints here, the south don't care about the NBA for alot of different reasons, but if they aren't winning you won't get any support at all, move them to a city like Seattle or where a crowd going be lit af
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 2 months ago '05        #7
Dun Language  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x12
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Dumb a*s team name

I’d be depressed to be the face of a team called the pelicans
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 2 months ago '06        #8
soso24  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x14
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 soso24 said
Franchise needs to move to Seattle or Louisville... A place where n*ggas really give a fu*k about Basketball... But the ASG's in New Orleans are too much to turn down...
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 2 months ago '17        #9
92baby 
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 Chozen said
Good. fu*k New Orleans

Clown
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 2 months ago '10        #10
stizz44  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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WOW! Zion's player empowerment is next level. He said, "get me a new city!"
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 2 months ago '04        #11
Kiss The Stick 
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 gam3tit3 said
New Orleans is NOT a NBA city and I'm.from Louisiana, it's just not...it's all about Saints here, the south don't care about the NBA for alot of different reasons, but if they aren't winning you won't get any support at all, move them to a city like Seattle or where a crowd going be lit af
Interesting.

in your opinion where should the franchise go? Seattle?
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 2 months ago '07        #12
Rico23  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Seattle Seagulls
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 2 months ago '06        #13
jester2trife 
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Imagine believing anything Hollinger or the Athletic says. This is laughable.
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 2 months ago '20        #14
gam3tit3 
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 Kiss The Stick said
Interesting.

in your opinion where should the franchise go? Seattle?
Seattle or anywhere we know the crowd going appreciate it, we need the NBA to have that NCAA atmosphere, the league needs that
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 2 months ago '17        #15
INGOBERNABLES  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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I would think Vegas would get priority over Seattle but either way they should move em out of Nola
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 2 months ago '17        #16
CJ Schwarz  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x3
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I hope they don't move. If San Antonio can keep a team New Orleans should be able to.
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 2 months ago '16        #17
Supreme God  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x12
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I was just saying yesterday that this needs to happen.
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 2 months ago '05        #18
pnoi89  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x4
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Oakland Bagels.
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 2 months ago '20        #19
Abso 
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New Orleans can support a nba team but it’s hard to get butts in the seats when you’re losing and outside of the middle class and upper echelons of residents, regular residents are priced out.
sh*t, the ppl who work there make in a week what it cost to feed a family of four for one damn game.


sh*t if Jameis and the Saints start off slow, watch the city and ppl get out of the Superdome too, n*ggas will do other sh*t and go about their lives

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 2 months ago '04        #20
ATLDOPEBOI24 
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Seattle
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 2 months ago '13        #21
Facts B  topics gone triple plat - Number 1 spot x1
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Every thing about that team is bad

Worst jersey and court in the lg. Worst name. Just overall terrible. Move them to Seattle and bring back the Sonics.
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 2 months ago '10        #22
6.Yrs 
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 MadMarlo said
Change the franchise name.

Change the colors .


Revamp the franchise before you try and move.
Utah need to come up off that.
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 2 months ago '04        #23
Fresh Beats 
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 MadMarlo said
Change the franchise name.

Change the colors .


Revamp the franchise before you try and move.
The name is trash. They haven’t even been the pelicans for a decade tho.

 2 months ago '06        #24
DonYBE 
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We can never have sh*t

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 2 months ago '21        #25
FRAZZELDRIP 
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 pnoi89 said
Oakland Bagels.
Ahem! Warriors?
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