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Was this the best coaching performance of Monty Williams' career?

Monty Williams knew all year long that he'd lose his job if the Pelicans didn't make the playoffs. That pressure alone makes everything he and his team accomplished very special. But outside that mandate, was this the best job of his career or did he just get really lucky?Here's The Times-Picayune's John Reid with more:"With 29 games left in the season, the Pelicans didn't appear...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Williams believes Davis deserved Defensive Player of the Year award

Despite compiling some of the most insane defensive plays you'll ever see on a basketball court all year long, Anthony Davis did not win the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year award. He did not come in second, either. Or third. That's right. Davis fell all the way to fourth, gathering only 11 first-place votes. This is a big problem for Pelicans head coach Monty Williams, as relayed...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams is concerned about Jrue Holiday's health

Now that the Pelicans' playoff run is officially over, the team is officially embroiled in several intriguing story lines as they gear up for the draft, free agency and a critical offseason.One of them surrounds the health of point guard Jrue Holiday, who was a shell of his former self in the first round, thanks to a second serious leg injury in as many seasons. Here's what Pelicans...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams says he had difference of opinion on Demps' decisions

New Orleans' season is over, but there's still much to discuss regarding the future of two key figures: head coach Monty Williams and general manager Dell Demps.According to The Times-Picayunes' John Reid, Williams admitted on Tuesday to not always agreeing on the personnel moves Demps makes: "'We talk all the time on what we need, it doesn't always mean we agree,' Williams said...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Coach: Pelicans concerned about Holiday, want Asik back

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Monty Williams expressed little concern about his own job security after a season in which the New Orleans Pelicans improved by 11 victories, despite lousy luck with injuries, and made the playoffs for the first time in four seasons. The fifth-year head coach is more focused on keeping 7-foot center Omer Asik from leaving in free agency and figuring out how to...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans are now focusing on the future after getting swept out of the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors. Whenever a season ends for a team, the first topic of conversation is often the status of the head coach. Regarding Monty Wi

The New Orleans Pelicans are now focusing on the future after getting swept out of the playoffs by the Golden State Warriors. Whenever a season ends for a team, the first topic of conversation is often the status of the head coach. Regarding Monty Williams, he appears to be safe and will return next season.
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8 days ago  |  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...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams Confident In Return As Pelicans' Coach

Monty Williams said he is 100 percent confident in returning as the New Orleans Pelicans' head coach. “I’m confident that I am going to be the coach of this team because Mickey and I talk all the time,” Williams said. “And that has never come up. So I don’t think of anything else. I think of coaching the team… “To me, to have this job is a blessing and privilege. I...
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10 days ago  |  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...
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10 days ago  |  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...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams told team to foul before Stephen Curry's shot

In Game 3, the Pelicans held a three-point lead with just a few seconds left in regulation. Facing one of the best three-point shooting teams in NBA history, common sense says New Orleans should've fouled as soon as possible, sending Golden State to the free-throw line and eliminating the possibility of a big play.   Obviously, that's not how things went down, as Stephen Curry sent...
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12 days ago  |  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
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

How can Pelicans get more out of Anthony Davis?

Anthony Davis is arguably the best basketball player on the planet, which makes not maximizing his ability a crime. In his first postseason, has New Orleans done a good enough job putting Davis in a position to thrive?ESPN's Tom Haberstroh writes that Pelicans head coach Monty Williams can be better. "Davis has been great. But if coach Monty Williams wants to get the best out of...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams says he feels bad for Scott Brooks

Pelicans head coach Monty Williams was on the hot seat for much of this season, and if his team didn't make the playoffs, he would've lost his job. Ironically, the team New Orleans edged out for the eight seed just let their head coach go.The Thunder fired Scott Brooks yesterday, and Williams knows it could easily have been him looking for a new job. From The Time-Picayune's John...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Coach Monty Williams Thinks Warriors Fans Are Too Loud

The Pelicans fought hard, but dropped another one at Oracle Arena to the Warriors last night as they face a 2-0 hole headed back home. Prior to game 2, Pelicans head coach Monty Williams complained about the crowd noise. He […]
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Warriors fans vs. Monty Williams; WWE takes shot at Tim Tebow

Pelicans coach Monty Williams made the mistake of complaining about the noise level inside the Warriors' Oracle Arena. Before Game 2 of New Orleans series against Golden State on Monday, Williams wondered whether the decibel level during Game 1 was legal. Williams, who stated he was serious at the time, later said his comments were tongue-in-cheek. However, the damage was done. Warriors...
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15 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  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...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans coach says Warriors' arena noise might be too loud

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Oracle Arena, the rollicking home of the Golden State Warriors, has been considered one of the NBA's loudest arenas for a long time. New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams believes it might too loud. ''I'm not so sure that the decibel level is legal there, and I'm serious,'' Williams said before Game 2 on Monday. ''They've done studies on that. Being on the...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans coach: Emotional celebration due to son's health

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams wants anybody who thinks he celebrated too much following the team's playoff-clinching win over San Antonio to know his reaction had nothing to do with basketball. Williams said he got emotional watching his 5-year-old son, Micah, soak in the festivities following Wednesday night's 108-103 win over the defending champion...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is expected to play against Spurs

  New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says guard Jrue Holiday ''should be ready to play'' in Wednesday night's high-stakes regular season finale against the San Antonio Spurs. The Pelicans would clinch their first playoff berth since 2011 with a victory. A loss would likely end New Orleans' season unless Oklahoma City is upset by league-worst Minnesota that same night. Williams...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Holiday expected to play vs. Spurs

METAIRIE, La. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says guard Jrue Holiday ''should be ready to play'' in Wednesday night's high-stakes regular season finale against the San Antonio Spurs. The Pelicans would clinch their first playoff berth since 2011 with a victory. A loss would likely end New Orleans' season unless Oklahoma City is upset by league-worst Minnesota that...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Timberwolves Preview

The New Orleans Pelicans' playoff push is concluding with two very different opponents experiencing drastic streaks. The good news is the first game is Monday night in Minnesota against a Timberwolves team that's lost 10 straight. The bad is the Pelicans' season ends Wednesday at home against a San Antonio team that's won 11 in a row. There could be more positive news. If New Orleans...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans-Trail Blazers Preview

If the New Orleans Pelicans are going to even the race for the Western Conference's final playoff spot, they're going to have to do it in an arena that's home to their longest active road losing streak. Saturday night's visit to Portland gives them an opportunity to halt that skid against the Trail Blazers at seven while also matching Oklahoma City in the standings. New Orleans ...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Anthony Davis hurts ankle in shootaround, out vs. Suns

  New Orleans Pelican star Anthony Davis rolled his left ankle during the team's shootaround and had to sit out the game against the Phoenix Suns later Thursday night. The injury comes with the Pelicans in a tight battle for the No. 8 playoff spot in the Western Conference. Davis is averaging 24.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Entering Thursday's game, New Orleans was a half...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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