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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 Magic Basketball Online
19 hours 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
20 hours 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
20 hours 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gentry interviews with Pelicans, still focused on Warriors

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has acknowledged 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 Thursday night. He says Gentry met with Pelicans officials earlier this week and he encourages all of his assistant...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

rizzlies thump Pelicans to soothe their rough-patch pain

By Kelley D. Evans The opening tip went to Marc Gasol and looking back at the Memphis Grizzlies’ 110-74 route of the New Orleans Pelicans it could have been read as a sign of things to come. The 36-point margin of victory was Memphis’ second largest of the season, which now has come down to a four-game sprint to the finish. Wednesday night’s game against the Pelicans at FedExForum...
Via Reporting Sports
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry Wants Pelicans' Head Coaching Job

Alvin Gentry has emerged as a leading candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans' head coaching job. Gentry interviewed on Monday with Mickey Loomis and Dell Demps and he believes the opportunity to coach Anthony Davis would be career defining. ''He's more than interested,'' the source said Thursday morning. "He really believes that this is a job that would certainly define him as a...
Via RealGM
2 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
2 days 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
3 days 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
3 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
9 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
9 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
10 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
10 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
10 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
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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