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Report: Tom Thibodeau not interested in Pelicans, thinks Anthony Davis will leave

Several teams are reportedly interested in Tom Thibodeau in the wake of his firing from the Chicago Bulls. However, the interest may not be mutual. According to NBA reporter Peter Vecsey, Thibodeau does not want to coach the New Orleans Pelicans because he believes Anthony Davis will leave the team when his contract allows him...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vinny Del Negro linked to Pelicans' opening coaching position

With a talent like Anthony Davis in the fold, the New Orleans Pelicans should have their pick among the very best head coaching candidates across the basketball landscape. That's a good thing, obviously, but that kind of choice also means doing a lot of homework and making sure that a team does its due diligence. The latest name to come up on the Pelicans' coaching search is former...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Discuss Head Coaching Job With Vinny Del Negro

The New Orleans Pelicans have discussed their head coaching vacancy with Vinny Del Negro. Del Negro emerged as a candidate after the Pelicans considered his prior experience with the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Clippers. Del Negro reached the playoffs four times in five seasons. Del Negro was credited with playing a part in the development of several talented young players in both...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans could be going after Scott Skiles, too

All week, it's seemed like a guarantee Scott Skiles would end up coaching the Magic. Now, even though there is a distinct chance that ends up happening, the odds are slipping just a little.According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic aren't the only coach-less team interested in Skiles' services. You can add the New Orleans Pelicans to that list. From Robbins' report...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Van Gundy interviews for Pelicans' vacant coaching job

  The New Orleans Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the club's vacant head coaching job, according to a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Pelicans have not disclosed any candidates they've interviewed to succeed Monty Williams, who was fired May 12. Yahoo Sports first reported Van Gundy's...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

AP Source: Pelicans interview Jeff Van Gundy

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have interviewed Jeff Van Gundy for the club's vacant head coaching job. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the Pelicans have not disclosed any candidates they've interviewed to succeed Monty Williams, who was fired May 12. Yahoo Sports first reported Van Gundy...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles Interviews With Pelicans

Scott Skiles remains the frontrunner for the Orlando Magic job, but he has also been interviewed by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans and Magic both entered their coaching search with Tom Thibodeau as a candidate, but he remains under contract with the Chicago Bulls. Jeff Van Gundy and Alvin Gentry have also interviewed with the Pelicans.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bulls, Pelicans Emerge With Interest In Royce White

As Royce White attempts his NBA comeback, the Chicago Bulls and New Orleans Pelicans are emerging as suitors for the former 16th overall selection in the 2012 NBA Draft, league sources told RealGM. White has worked out in Minneapolis this season, and recently had a workout with the Los Angeles Clippers, a source said. The Clippers, and several other teams, remain in strong contention...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy Formally Interviews With Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans held a formal interview with Jeff Van Gundy on Tuesday. Van Gundy and Pelicans' officials met in the Bay Area to discuss the opening. The sides had spoken over the phone, but this was the first face-to-face meeting, league sources said. New Orleans general manager Dell Demps met with another candidate, Golden State assistant Alvin Gentry, in the Bay Area...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

With Jrue Holiday's recent health woes, is Tyreke Evans the Pelicans' point guard answer?

There's a fairly vocal contingent of the basketball watching online community that derides New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans. While there's no arguing with Evans' knack for getting to the rim, and his handles are above reproach, the knock has always been that his scoring talent precludes him from getting others involved.Anyone staunchly adhering to that opinion after 2014-15...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy reportedly a candidate for Pelicans coaching job

ESPN has had relatively good luck with their top analysts staying in place and resisting the temptation to return to the coaching profession.  But that may not be the case much longer.  Lead NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy is reportedly a candidate for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans job. Van Gundy has been with ESPN since being fired by the Houston Rockets after the 2006-2007 season...
Via Awful Announcing
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Van Gundy a candidate for Pelicans job

It has been nearly a decade since Jeff Van Gundy roamed a NBA bench as a head coach. Since his last stint as the Houston Rockets coach back in 2006-07, Van Gundy has been calling games for ESPN/ABC. That might change this upcoming season. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein: “Jeff Van Gundy has emerged as a candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans’ head-coaching position, according...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy interested in Pelicans job

According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, former Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy has expressed interest in the New Orleans Pelicans’ head coaching job. Going online now: ESPN sources say Jeff Van Gundy has expressed interest in Pels’ coaching job and under consideration for post. Link on way — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 23, 2015 The... The post Jeff Van Gundy interested in New...
Via The Garbage Time
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy Interested In Pelicans' Job

Jeff Van Gundy has expressed interest in the New Orleans Pelicans' head coaching position. Van Gundy hasn't coached since parting ways with the Houston Rockets in 2007. The Pelicans are considering Van Gundy for the position. Longtime Van Gundy confident Tom Thibodeau has been considered a candidate, but he remains under contract by the Chicago Bulls.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis ‘Brow’ Sketch

Designer Ryan Simpson from Charlotte, North Carolina captures New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis in this sketch inspired by “The Brows” first ever playoff run. The post Anthony Davis ‘Brow’ Sketch appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
7 days 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 All-NBA Teams Announced; Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins among them

The NBA announced their All-NBA teams today, and New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has been named to the All-NBA First Team. Davis led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player’s overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games he plays. He ranked first in the league in blocks […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari: I have no interest in the Pelicans or any other job

It didn’t take long for John Calipari to shoot down reports that he may be interested in the New Orleans Pelicans opening. Just minutes ago, we shared a report by NOLA.com’s John Reid, which said that Calipari “may be interested” in coaching former players Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans. Calipari didn’t waste any time in addressing it. Even though Anthony and Tyreke...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy, Scott Brooks Receive Interest For Pelicans' Coaching Job

The New Orleans Pelicans have been making calls on Jeff Van Gundy and have interest in Scott Brooks for their open head coaching position, according to sources. The Pelicans interviewed Alvin Gentry on Monday night in San Francisco.
Via RealGM
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Curry expected to be on New Orleans' summer league team

Seth Curry's NBA career hasn't gone nearly as well as his father Dell or his older brother Stephen. But the New Orleans Pelicans still think he can be a potential sparkplug down the line. Here's more on why they've extended Curry an invitation to play for their Las Vegas Summer League team, according to The Times-Picayune's John Reid:"Curry, who played at Duke, went undrafted in...
Via Fox Sports
11 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
12 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
13 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
15 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
15 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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