Monty Williams Fired
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“After delivering the New Orleans Pelicans to the playoffs for the first time in four seasons, coach Monty Williams was fired on Tuesday morning, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
General manager Dell Demps had been wrestling for greater control of the franchise and pushed out Williams. Around Williams’ staff this season, there was a sense of decreasing management support and unnecessary obstacles, league sources told Yahoo Sports.”- Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports
This move came as a surprise to most. It seemed that Monty Williams had a successful season, especially considering some of the injuries they faced. Anthony Davis even missed a crucial stretch of games, but still the New Orleans Pelicans were able to fight off the Oklahoma City Thunder for the eight spot in the playoffs.
But whenever you have an issue with the general manager anything can happen.
Now New Orleans will be looking for a new coach to pair with their superstar Anthony Davis. Definitely something that will intrigue any possible coaching candidate around the league.