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 the 2015-16 season.
"The problems we have in the NBA are really good problems to have," Williams said in a phone interview with The Associated Press on Sunday, the day the club announced his extension. "I would have loved to have all the ducks in a row and all the other good things everybody else had in their organizations, but that just wasn't my reality and at the same time my job hadn't changed and my players needed me to be focused on my job."
The new deal comes as the 40-year-old Williams heads into the final year of the first head coaching contract he signed in 2010.
The Hornets didn't releas...