Just kidding. They're named after gold nuggets that were found in the West.
And a college near me with the mascot 'Geoducks'. As in the clam. Pronounced 'gooey ducks'.
I guess this shows how much more I enjoy football (not soccer) than basketball.
The way NBA teams move and change names (bring back the Bullets), it's hard not to get a name stuck in your head (Buffalo Braves).