Team Logo. The New Orleans Pelicans are a team in the National Basketball Association. They compete in the Western Conference (NBA). They get their name from the state bird, the brown pelican, and also the state's nickname, "The Pelican State". Retrieved from "https://prosportsteams.fandom.com/wiki/New_Orleans_Pelicans?oldid=16419" Categories: National Basketball Association teams Western Conference (NBA) teams Teams in Louisiana Teams in New Orleans Add category Cancel Save Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.