- Team Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
- Head Coach: Willie Green
- Arena: Smoothie King Center
- Conference: Western Conference, Southwest Division
- Colors: Navy blue, gold, and red
- Things you might not know: The New Orleans Pelicans have a mascot named Pierre the Pelican, who is a 7-foot-tall brown pelican. Pierre is known for his high-energy performances and his signature dance move, the "Pelican Shuffle." However, Pierre is not the only pelican associated with the Pelicans. The team also has a tradition of releasing live pelicans into the Smoothie King Center before every home game. The pelicans are flown in from the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans, and they are released into the arena shortly before tip-off.