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The Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

The Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans have fired head coach Monty Williams, the team announced today.Williams led the Pelicans to a 45-37 record en route to securing the eighth playoff spot in the tough Western Conference this season before getting swept in the opening round at the hands of the No. 1-seeded Golden State Warriors.

Wojnarowski called the move “stunning” while adding that general manager Dell Demps “has his way now” with the club. Williams spent the first five years of his coaching career in New Orleans, compiling an overall record of 173-221 in the Bayou State.

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