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The New Orleans Pelicans were the Charlotte Hornets at one point. You need to know that a younger Baron Davis was an extremely important player for the New Orleans Pelicans. P.J. Brown was very crucial as a defense for a lot of those Pelicans teams when they first moved there from Charlotte. The New Orleans Pelicans were not always able to play great defense. You would hope that a player like Chris Paul would be able to educate his teammates, making sure that they knew when it was okay to pick someone's pocket or find a way to get into the passing lane.
Players like Jerome Moiso did not necessarily do everything they could in order to make sure that the New Orleans Pelicans were able to have success. Moiso came out of UCLA and many people that were on the staff were hopeful that Moiso would spend more time in the weight room. You are going to find that Paul Silas simply did not have much patience for players like Moiso, players that simply did not utilize all of their skills. Kirk Haston and David Wesley were two players that were expected to make a solid contribution on those early Pelicans teams. Haston was drafted high, but he was not able to produce a large amount of points or really rebound at the level that he should have.
The team did have to deal with the impact of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. It had a big impact on the team, they had to play some of their home games in Oklahoma City. The Pelicans were able to well in those games, and the success of those games from an attendance basis were probably the biggest reason why the league ended up with the Oklahoma City Thunder years later.
The Hornets may have hit a snag because George Shinn was personal friend of head coach Tim Floyd. Tim Floyd had an absolutely horrific record as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls. The fact that he was hired to be the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans was a shock to many different people out there. The team was still able to go 41-41 under Floyd during his first and only season at the helm in New Orleans. Even though the team did well in the playoffs against the Miami Heat, it wasn't enough for Floyd to be able to keep his job.
The ownership team simply did not want to deal with the criticism of keeping Floyd around, The funny thing is that they would bring Tim Floyd back as an assistant coach years later, this largely went unnoticed.
You need to be able to know that the team is likely to have a large amount of wins in the future with superstar Anthony Davis. The hope is that Davis sticks around that beautiful city, continuing to learn under a number of the veteran guys that they have on that team, like Jrue Holliday. The Pelicans will be able to win some games as long as a great lead guard like Tyreke Evans is able to stay healthy.