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Alvin Gentry interviews with Pelicans, still focused on Warriors

  Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Thursday that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans' job. Kerr's comments came before the Warriors hosted the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. He said Gentry met with Pelicans officials earlier this week, but the interview process hasn't taken Gentry away from his...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

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
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Should Pelicans target Tom Thibodeau or Alvin Gentry as head coach?

The New Orleans Pelicans are far from a crossroads, but after firing head coach Monty Williams just weeks after he led the team to an unlikely playoff berth, there's rightful pressure to fill his shoes with an unmistakable upgrade.  Several coaching options have been associated with the position since it opened, but Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau and Golden State Warriors...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans interested in Van Gundy and Brooks

The Pelicans are still searching for a head coach to replace Monty Williams, who was surprisingly let go a few weeks ago. Several names have been associated with the job, including Tom Thibodeau, Alvin Gentry and John Calipari. According to Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, the Pelicans have their eyes on two other candidates as well:"New Orleans has also...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas likes odds on Thibodeau as next Pelicans head coach

Tom Thibodeau is technically still under contract with the Chicago Bulls for $9 million over the next two seasons, but that isn't stopping Las Vegas from thinking he'll replace Monty Williams as head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans next season.Here's more from the Chicago Sun-Times' David Just: "Instead, Bovada lists Thibodeau taking over the New Orleans Pelicans as the even-money...
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Raptors let go of two assistant coaches

We've heard constant murmuring over the past couple of weeks about possible changes in the Raptors coaching staff. Now, it appears we've seen the first step, according to Ken Berger of CBS Sports: Toronto informed head coach Dwane Casey last week that his job for the upcoming season was safe, but along with that report came ones of GM Masai Ujiri wanting to shake up the coaching...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Granted Permission to Interview Warriors’ Gentry

After being swept by the Warriors in the first round of this year’s NBA playoffs, the New Orleans Pelicans almost simultaneously fired their head coach Monty Williams. Some were surprised, thinking the young team had shown reasonable development in the playoffs, and others were not satisfied as the team barely skidded into the playoffs after the final game of the regular season...
Via BaySportsNet
3 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
7 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
8 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
8 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
8 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 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
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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