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Pelicans-Jazz Preview

The New Orleans Hornets don't use many passes in their halfcourt sets and they rank among the leaders in points in the paint. No team passes the ball as much as the Utah Jazz. The Pelicans have dropped their last five visits to Salt Lake City ahead of Saturday night's matchup of contrasting styles against Quin Snyder's new-look Jazz. New Orleans (6-5) entered Friday averaging...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Timberwolves-Pelicans Preview

New Orleans coach Monty Williams knows the Pelicans must play well against both perennial bottom feeders and title contenders to compete in the Western Conference. That sentiment will certainly apply Friday night when the Pelicans host the struggling Minnesota Timberwolves. "The West is unreal," Williams said. "This is the toughest the Western Conference has ever been...
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams: Jordan Played Against Men, LeBron Plays Against Young Boys

Following Miami’s 108-89 win in New Orleans Friday, in which LeBron James scored 23 points in less than six minutes, former NBA player and current Hornets head coach, Monty Williams, was asked whether LeBron dominates games similar to how Michael Jordan did. Williams, who played against MJ, gave a fairly straight forward answer and dissed the league’s current players. According...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
March 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Hornets' Coach Monty Williams Fined $25,000 for Comments About Concussions

Not surprisingly, the NBA has fined New Orleans Head Coach Monty Williams after negative comments he made about the league's concussion policy.  Williams was frustrated that his number one overall draft pick, Anthony Davis, could not travel with the team for a road game after a mild concussion.  Williams essentially said the league had gone too far with the policy and reminded...
Via NBA Injury News
November 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Hornets coach Williams fined $25K

New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams was fined $25,000 by the NBA on Tuesday for public comments criticizing the league's concussion policy. Williams made the comments Saturday night in Chicago before the Hornets faced the Bulls with first overall draft pick Anthony Davis sidelined by a mild concussion. Williams blasted the NBA's protocols for determining when a player...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Hornets' Head Coach Monty Williams Wants to Remind the NBA That This is a 'Man's Game'

Head injuries are serious business.  But don't tell that to New Orleans Hornets head coach Monty Williams.  With increased focus across all the major professional sports on concussions, Williams was frustrated with the protocols in place that are keeping Anthony Davis sidelined. Davis was unable to make the road trip with the Hornets because he has to undergo a series of...
Via NBA Injury News
November 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Hornets give coach Williams extension

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...
Via AP on Fox
August 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Monty Williams Ideal Coach for Austin Rivers in New Orleans Due to Approach, Relationship With Doc Rivers

If Austin Rivers ever gets out of line, all Monty Williams needs to do is ask, "Do you want me to call your parents?" Williams would never do such a thing, of course, but he would not have to make a threat or literally pick up the phone to get such a message across. The New Orleans Hornets' third-year coach is a close friend of Austin's parents, Doc and Kristen...
June 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis and Monty Williams Bonding Already

The New Orleans Hornets are taking Anthony Davis first at the NBA Draft in a couple of weeks.  They haven't said it yet, but we know it's going to happen.  The good news is, the Hornets aren't playing coy with Davis... at all.  According to Yahoo!'s Marc Spears, Head Coach Monty Williams is already forming a relationship with Davis and even took him out to dinner...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 08, 2012  |  Discuss

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