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New Orleans Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

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 class and was effective developing young players such as Anthony Davis.

Williams has an overall record of 173-221, with two playoff appearances since landing his first heading coaching job with the Pelicans in 2010.

New Orleans made the playoffs in his first season with guard Chris Paul. Williams then shepherded the franchise through a rebuilding period that included the trade of Paul and a change in ownership.

He's also been Davis' only NBA coach.

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