The Washington Redskins Tell Us Their New Name Tomorrow: Here’s How the Washington Bullets Changed Their Name

From a story by John Henry on published on July 3, 2020 headlined “When the Washington Bullets Became the Wizards”:

The Redskins will be retiring their nickname and rebranding as something new, but they will not be the first professional sports team in Washington, D.C. to do so.

Washington’s basketball team hit the hardwood as the Wizards in 1997 after 30 years of being known as the Bullets.

Unlike the Redskins, corporate interests did not pressure Bullets owner Abe Pollin to changing his team’s name.