Charlotte Hornets (first era)
After the 2001/02 NBA season, the original Charlotte Hornets relocated to New Orleans and became the New Orleans Hornets.
Charlotte was awarded an expansion franchise in 2004.
Charlotte Hornets (second era)
The Charlotte Bobcats returned to the Hornets name in the 2014/15 NBA season after the New Orleans Hornets were renamed the Pelicans starting in the 2013/14 NBA season. As a result, the original Charlotte Hornets name, records, history from 1988 to 2002 were restored to the new Charlotte Hornets franchise, and they are now considered to have suspended operations in 2002/03–2003/04 seasons, continued as the Charlotte Bobcats, and renamed back to the Hornets in 2014.