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MONTY WILLIAMS RUMORS

How Monty Williams could help the Thunder keep Kevin Durant

On Tuesday, news broke that the Thunder had hired Monty Williams as their lead assistant coach. Williams had been the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans until he was fired after this season. This is a great get for Billy Donovan, as Williams brings a wealth of experience in strategy, player development and X's and O's to the first time head coach.But there's another benefit to...
Via Fox Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Monty Williams Agrees to Join Billy Donovan’s Staff with the Thunder

The trend of bringing on veteran NBA coaches to take part in a staff that’s being led by an inexperienced head coach took on a new meaning on Wednesday. According to Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Oklahoma City Thunder have hired former New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams to be the team’s top assistant under first-year head coach Billy Donovan. This...
Via Sportsnaut
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Monty Williams hire be key in keeping Kevin Durant with Thunder?

Monty Williams has landed on his feet. After being fired by the New Orleans Pelicans following a 45-37 season that sent the team to the playoffs, the 43-year-old coach has been hired by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Yahoo reports. Williams will be the top assistant on new coach Billy Donovan’s staff. Williams, a former pro,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Raptors showing interested in former Pelicans coach Monty Williams

Monty Williams wasn't going to be out of a job for long after the Pelicans let him go this week. But that doesn't mean the man who's been New Orleans' head coach for the past five years is guaranteed another position at the same level. ESPN's Marc Stein reports that the Raptors are interested in bringing in Williams, though not as a head coach: Mitch Lawrence of NBC New York reported...
Via Fox Sports
May 14, 2015  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams after five years of service

One of the most appealing NBA head coaching jobs is now open. The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with head man Monty Williams after five...
Via Athlon Sports
May 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

This has to be considered somewhat of a surprise. Coming off their first playoff appearance in four years, the New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly fired head coach Monty Williams. New Orleans has fired coach Monty Williams, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 12, 2015   For a team that was a combined 66 games under .500 in the three...
Via Sportsnaut
May 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Pelicans' ownership keep Williams for next two seasons?

If New Orleans didn't qualify for the postseason, Monty Williams would no longer be its head coach.Instead, not only did they make the playoffs, but the Pelicans were competitive against the league's best team, and for that reason The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith believes Williams deserves to stay on board for at least two more seasons. "Williams has one year remaining on his contract...
Via Fox Sports
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Rush To Want Monty Williams Out Of New Orleans Is Understandable… But Premature

One can certainly look at the New Orleans Pelicans’ “sweeping” exit from the 2015 NBA Playoffs and conclude that head coach Monty Williams is not likely to lead this franchise to greater riches. However, there’s a difference between “not likely” and “certain,” and it’s this fundamental point which sits at the heart of the matter for basketball analysts. The New...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Monty Williams told Pelicans to foul before Steph Curry 3-pointer

Steph Curry on Thursday night hit one of the biggest shots of the playoffs when he nailed a 3-pointer to tie Game 3 of the Warriors-Pelicans series in the final seconds of regulation and send it to overtime. Curry is possibly the greatest 3-point shooter in NBA history, so the last thing Monty Williams wanted...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Monty Williams has an issue with fans being fans

File this under “Really?” Pelicans head coach Monty Williams apparently didn’t appreciate Warriors fans being fans. You know, cheering their home team, making noise to rally their team, trying to make the opposing team nervous, and just showing their Warrior pride. Oh but not Monty. He has to be the wet blanket because apparently he didn’t like the fans at Oracle from being...
Via Crossover Chronicles
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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