The Washington Bullets became the Washington Wizards before the 1997-1998 season, and the name change came complete with a new logo, a new color scheme, and a new building, the MCI Center, which is now the Verizon Center.
Now, since the death of longtime owner Abe Pollin and with Ted Leonsis now the team’s majority owner, it seems as if everything old may become new again. Leonsis has already stated that the team will return to the traditional colors of red, white and blue, but what’s unclear is if a new logo and name change will be a part of the re-vamp.
Some fans in Washington still refer to the team as the Bullets, and wonder if a name change back to the old moniker would be an insult or a tribute to the late Mr. Pollin’s memory. Since Wizards has never really caught on with the local fan base, another option would be to leave Bullets in the past, ditch Wizards, and come up with a completely new name altogether.
Here in the nation’s capital, it just might be the most politically correct option of all.