Posted August 19, 2012 on
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New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams has agreed to a multiyear contract extension.
The deal announced by the club Sunday morning comes as the 40-year-old Williams heads into the final year of the contract he received when he took his first NBA head coaching job in New Orleans in 2010.
The Hornets did not release contract terms, citing team policy. A person familiar with the extension told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity that it lasts four years through 2016.
Williams took the Hornets to the playoffs his first season. Last season, the club went 21-45 after trading Chris Paul in a deal that has helped New Orleans to build for the future with 2012 draft picks Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.
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New Orleans Coach, Monty Williams is definitely a breath of fresh air in terms of coaching. And the Hornets seem to think so as well, signing Williams to a 4yr extension. The pay structure wasn’t released but Coach Monty had only this to say on it…..”It’s more than I deserve.”
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The New Orleans Hornets have agreed to a four-year contract extension with coach Monty Williams, the team announced late Saturday night. The deal will keep Williams under contract with the Hornets through 2016. He had a season left on his current three-year contract, which had a team option for a fourth year. The Hornets, who were purchased by NFL Saints owner Tom Benson three...
Monty Williams is entering his third season as head coach of the Hornets.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Monty Williams took his first NBA head coaching job with the Hornets at a time when the franchise was defined by uncertainty.
Star players were looking to leave and no one knew who the next owner would be, or even if the team would remain in New Orleans long term.
Williams kept his focus on coaching, and has been rewarded with a four-year extension running through...
Drafting Anthony Davis with the first overall pick ensured New Orleans had a future. That is what the top pick in the draft can do, especially one with unbounded talent like Anthony Davis.
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This summer New Orleans got its...