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New Orleans Pelicans: The Perfect Offseason

  (Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… What a strange season for the New Orleans Pelicans. They made the post-season for the first time in four years and had their best record since that 2010-11 season. They saw Anthony Davis’ rise to a potential MVP candidate and the blossoming of his front court partnership with...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Billy Donovan targeting Monty Williams for coaching staff

There's a reason why, despite never having coached in the NBA, Steve Kerr had so much success in his first year with the Golden State Warriors, and it wasn't Stephen Curry. Kerr assembled an all-star assistant coaching staff, including Ron Adams and Alvin Gentry. What Kerr lacked in experience, his assistants more than compensated. This is a lesson Billy Donovan is apparently taking...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: The Monty Williams Firing Grade

(Nov. 11, 2013 – Source: Harry How/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The recent decision to fire Monty Williams surprised many. The 43 year old just steered his team to the playoffs, for the first time since the Chris Paul era, and had a good relationship with the team’s superstar Anthony Davis. In a thrilling end to the season the...
Via HoopStuff
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thunder Interested In Monty Williams, Andy Greer, Nate Tibbets As Assistants

Billy Donovan has targeted Monty Williams, Andy Greer and Nate Tibbetts to join his coaching staff with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Williams was recently fired by the New Orleans Pelicans, while Greer is currently an assistant with the Bulls and Tibbetts with the Blazers. Brian Keefe is another possibility for the Thunder. Keefe left the Thunder last offseason to join Derek Fisher...
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans put irrational faith in Dell Demps by firing Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday afternoon. Williams had been with the Pelicans since 2010, guiding the team towards incremental improvements every year before finally breaking through the playoff barrier this season. The reasoning behind Williams’ firing is admittedly understandable, but the timing is suspect. Pelicans general manager Dell...
Via Crossover Chronicles
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Put Irrational Faith in Dell Demps, Fire Monty Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday afternoon. Williams had been with the Pelicans since 2010, guiding the team towards incremental improvements every year before finally breaking through the playoff barrier this season. The reasoning behind Williams’ firing is admittedly understandable, but the timing is suspect. Pelicans general manager Dell Demps...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Monty Williams firing impacts the Nuggets' coaching search

The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday. This may seem inconsequential for the Denver Nuggets, but it in fact creates a ripple effect that could greatly impact the Nuggets' coaching search, according to the Denver Post. While word around the league is their list of candidates doesn’t necessarily overlap Orlando’s, the same can’t be said with...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Here are five coaches who could replace Monty Williams

With Monty Williams gone, the New Orleans Pelicans have a very important decision to make: Who should be their next head coach? It won't be an easy job, but candidates will still line up around the block for the opportunity to coach the monster who is Anthony Davis. Kurt Helin from NBC's Pro Basketball Talk has compiled a list of five candidates:"This is now the best open coaching...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams thought he was getting a contract extension

Monty Williams led the New Orleans Pelicans to the postseason this year, an achievement that he thought warranted long-term encouragement from the organization's upper management and ownership. He thought wrong.Here's more on just how shocked Williams was, according to The Times-Picayune's John Reid."When Monty Williams came to the New Orleans Pelicans' facility Tuesday morning...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams' firing in New Orleans could complicate Magic's head coaching search

Did the Orlando Magic's head coaching search just become more complicated without anything changing in Orlando?The New Orleans Pelicans announced on Tuesday that they were parting ways with coach Monty Williams. And that could present one very big problem for the Magic -- a problem with a mighty unibrow. As Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel points out, the presence of Anthony...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: May 13th

In Tuesday's episode, host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) discuss Tuesday's games, the New Orleans Pelicans firing head coach Monty Williams and answer listener questions. Click here to listen or download. The Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast is now also available on its own iTunes page.
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Fire Head Coach Monty Williams Despite Reaching NBA Playoffs

METAIRIE, La. — The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday, parting ways with a coach who had a strong relationship with the franchise’s marquee player, Anthony Davis. The decision came only weeks after owner Tom Benson congratulated Williams and the entire basketball operations staff for “a job well done” after a season in which New Orleans qualified...
Via NESN.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

RUMOR: The New Orleans Pelicans Are After Tom Thibodeau

On Tuesday, the New Orleans Pelicans fired coach Monty Williams and according to CBS Sports, they’re ready to come after current Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau was a candidate to land the Pelicans coaching job in 2010, but that ultimately went to Williams and Thibs went to Chicago. Ken Berger of CBS Sports said, with the firing of Williams, Thibodeau seems like the...
Via Sports Mockery
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Fire Monty Williams

A photo posted by New Orleans Pelicans (@pelicansnba) on Apr 25, 2015 at 9:43pm PDT Today the New Orleans Pelicans announced Monty Williams (overall record of 173-221) has been released as the team’s head coach. “I have the utmost respect for Monty Williams, not only as a coach but as a person,” said Pelicans Owner Tom Benson. “He represented our team, our organization...
Via Hooped Up
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

METAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The New Orleans Pelicans have fired coach Monty Williams. Team president Mickey Loomis made the announcement on Tuesday that the team is moving forward without its coach of the past five years. Loomis says the team made the decision despite widespread sentiment in the organization that Williams is a high-character individual who represented the organization...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

In a stunning move, the New Orleans Pelicans have announced they have fired head coach Monty Williams. Williams was the head coach for five seasons and went 173-221 as head coach. He was hired as head coach in June of 2010 and led the team to two playoff appearances. The Pelicans went 45-37 and made the playoffs as the eighth seed in the West to only get swept by the Golden State...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
14 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

METAIRIE, La. (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have fired coach Monty Williams. Team president Mickey Loomis made the announcement on Tuesday that the team is moving forward without its coach of the past five years. Loomis says the team made the decision despite widespread sentiment in the organization that Williams is a high-character individual who represented the organization with...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans fire Monty Williams

In what can only be considered a surprising move, the New Orleans Pelicans reportedly have fired head coach Monty Williams. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports first reported the move, which comes after the Williams led the Pelicans to the playoffs this season. New Orleans has fired coach Monty Williams, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian […]
Via Full Scale Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans fire coach Monty Williams

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Pelicans informed Monty Williams that he will not be retained as the team’s head coach. Williams was appointed head coach of the Pelicans on June 7, 2010 and in five seasons has led the team to two playoff appearances and an overall record of 173-221. “I have the utmost respect for Monty Williams, not only as a coach but as a person...
Via Sports-Glory
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Fire Monty Williams After Solid Season

Making the playoffs in the NBA’s Western Conference isn’t easy to do. Each year, teams that would cause damage in the East are home for the playoffs just because they so happen to play their home games west of the […]
Via The Kevin Burke Project
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams after five seasons

The New Orleans Pelicans announced Tuesday that they have fired head coach Monty Williams. Williams coached the Pelicans for five years, and his record improved in each of the last three seasons. The Pelicans went 45-37 this season and held off the Oklahoma City Thunder to secure the West's final playoff spot despite a season full of injuries. “I have the utmost respect for Monty...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  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...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Fire Monty Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans have fired Monty Williams. Williams led the Pelicans to a playoff berth this season and were competitive in the first round against the Golden State Warriors despite losing in four games. Williams became head coach of the Pelicans in 2010 and bridged the gap between Chris Paul and Anthony Davis. Williams had one season remaining on his contract.
Via RealGM
14 days ago  |  Discuss
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