What should Birmingham’s new basketball team be named?

What should Birmingham’s new basketball team be named?
The Pelicans are asking fans for help naming Birmingham's new basketball team. (Source: New Orleans Pelicans)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - If you’ve ever wanted to name a professional basketball team, this is your chance!

The New Orleans Pelicans announced Wednesday that fans can submit suggestions for Birmingham’s new G League team. Submissions can be made December 9-23 by clicking here.

“This is a great way for the community to share the names that they think would represent the city of Birmingham and this exciting new team,” said Pelicans President Dennis Lauscha. “From the beginning, we’ve said that we want the city of Birmingham to be involved in this process. This allows them the opportunity to support the team and we are eagerly waiting to see the submissions.”

The 2019-20 season marked the debut of the Pelicans’ expansion team, though the team played as the Erie (Pa.) Bayhawks while Legacy Arena in Birmingham is being renovated. The team will move to the Magic City for the 2020-21 season.

The Pelicans are expected to announce the team’s name in the first quarter of 2021.

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