NEWORLEANS-- The Pelicans will be back Wednesday night in the New Orleans Arena. But that arena could soon have a new name.
The Pelicans have called a press conference for Thursday morning. Several sources say it's to announce a naming rights sponsor for the arena.
Sources say that naming rights sponsor is believed to be Smoothie King, the Jefferson Parish company which now has more than 600 locations nationwide.
It would be the second name change surrounding the Pelicans in as many years, as the team changed its name from the Hornets last offseason.