Jan 21, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; A detailed view of the primary and secondary logos for the New Orleans Pelicans is displayed during a press conference to announce the rebranding of the New Orleans Hornets effective in the 2013-2014 NBA season at the New Orleans Arena. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

New Orleans Pelicans: Rockets Coach Kevin McHale Mocks Team’s New Moniker (Video)

New Orleans Hornets owner Tom Benson officially announced the change of the team’s name to the New Orleans Pelicans during the week. Following the announcement, everyone was quick to let their opinion on the unique name known. Many have joked about the name being less than intimidating, but there are a few who understand the meaning the name would have to the people of New Orleans.

Among those who are not intimidated by the new Pelicans name is Houston Rockets head coach Kevin McHale. During last night’s post game press conference, McHale mocked the new nickname:

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