Charlotte Bobcats (2004-14)
Charlotte Hornets (2014-)
Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan announced Tuesday, May 21, that the franchise has officially submitted paperwork to the NBA to change its name to the "Hornets" for the 2014-15 season. "Let's bring the buzz back," Jordan said at a press conference, noting that "overwhelming" fan support for the switch influenced the organization's decision.
Here are the other current franchises that have changed names without changing location.