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New Orleans Pelicans
Conference Western
Founded 1995 (as Charlotte)
Team History Charlotte Hornets
1995–2002
New Orleans Hornets
2002–2016
New Orleans Pelicans
2016–present
Arena Smoothie King Center
City New Orleans, Louisiana
Team colors Navy, Gold, Red, White
Championships None
Conference titles 1 (1997)

The New Orleans Pelicans are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The franchise began as the Charlotte Hornets before relocating to New Orleans due to attendance struggles from the final four seasons there. After 21 seasons, the franchise decided to ditch the "Hornets" name and changed it to "Pelicans", although remaining in New Orleans.

SeasonsEdit

Season Conference Finish W L PCT Postseason
Charlotte Hornets
1995–96 East 3rd 51 31 .622 Won First Round (Boston, 3–1)
Lost Conference Semifinals (New York, 3–4)
1996–97 East 4th 47 35 .571 Won First Round (New York, 3–1)
Won Conference Semifinals (Chicago, 4–0)
Won Conference Finals (Miami, 4–1)
Lost NBA Finals (Utah, 3–4)
1997–98 East 7th 41 41 .500 Lost First Round (New York, 1–3)
1998–99 East 5th 45 37 .549 Won First Round (Detroit, 3–1)
Lost Conference Semifinals (New York, 3–4)
1999–00 East 5th 44 38 .537 Lost First Round (Miami, 2–3)
2000–01 East 6th 46 36 .561 Lost First Round (Milwaukee, 1–3)
2001–02 East 4th 47 35 .573 Lost First Round (Philadelphia, 2–3)
New Orleans Hornets
2002–03 East 5th 46 36 .561 Lost First Round (Orlando, 2–4)
2003–04 East 4th 48 34 .585 Lost First Round (Orlando, 1–4)
2004–05 West 15th 19 63 .232
2005–06 West 13th 29 53 .354
2006–07 West 10th 35 47 .427
2007–08 West 5th 50 32 .610 Won First Round (Phoenix, 4–3)
Lost Conference Semifinals (Dallas, 2–4)
New Orleans Hornets
2008–09 West 8th 45 37 .549 Lost First Round (LA Lakers, 1–4)
2009–10 West 5th 47 35 .573 Won First Round (Dallas, 4–3)
Lost Conference Semifinals (LA Lakers, 3–4)
2010–11 West 9th 41 41 .500
2011–12 West 5th 52 30 .634 Won First Round (Dallas, 4–3)
Lost Conference Semifinals (Oklahoma City, 2–4)
2012–13 West 5th 50 32 .610 Lost First Round (LA Clippers, 2–4)
2013–14 West 7th 45 37 .549 Lost First Round (LA Lakers, 1–4)
2014–15 West 5th 49 33 .598 Lost First Round (Sacramento, 1–4)
2015–16 West 10th 37 45 .451
New Orleans Pelicans
2016–17 West 12th 28 54 .341
2017–18 West 8th 41 41 .500 Lost First Round (Oklahoma City, 0–4)
2018–19 West 7th 43 39 .524 Lost First Round (Golden State, 1–4)
2019–20 West 6th 45 37 .549 Lost First Round (Golden State, 1–4)
2020–21 West 9th 41 41 .500
2021–22 West 10th 38 44 .463
2022–23 West 11th 32 50 .390
2023–24 West 14th 23 59 .280
2024–25 West 13th 26 56 .317
2025–26 West 15th 21 61 .256
2026–27 West 14th 30 52 .366
2027–28 West 1st 62 20 .756 Lost First Round (Oklahoma City, 2–4)
2028–29 West 11th 31 51 .378
2029–30 West 6th 44 38 .537 Lost First Round (LA Lakers, 2–4)
2030–31 West 14th 28 54 .341
2031–32 West 11th 33 49 .402
2032–33 West 14th 30 52 .366
2033–34 West 15th 24 58 .293
2034–35 West 0 0 .000
Regular season 1534 1664 .480
Playoffs 65 95 .406

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