New Orleans Pelicans Fire Monty Williams

Today the New Orleans Pelicans announced Monty Williams (overall record of 173-221) has been released as the team’s head coach.

“I have the utmost respect for Monty Williams, not only as a coach but as a person,” said Pelicans Owner Tom Benson. “He represented our team, our organization and our city with tremendous class and dignity. Gayle and I grew very fond of Monty and his wife Ingrid and of course their five beautiful children. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward.”

Over the last five seasons Williams led New Orleans to two playoff appearances which included its first postseason berth in four seasons this year.