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MONTY WILLIAMS RUMORS

Pelicans coach: Emotional celebration due to son's health

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams wants anybody who thinks he celebrated too much following the team's playoff-clinching win over San Antonio to know his reaction had nothing to do with basketball. Williams said he got emotional watching his 5-year-old son, Micah, soak in the festivities following Wednesday night's 108-103 win over the defending champion...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday is expected to play against Spurs

  New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams says guard Jrue Holiday ''should be ready to play'' in Wednesday night's high-stakes regular season finale against the San Antonio Spurs. The Pelicans would clinch their first playoff berth since 2011 with a victory. A loss would likely end New Orleans' season unless Oklahoma City is upset by league-worst Minnesota that same night. Williams...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Williams, Pelicans like direction team is headed

DALLAS —€” The best way for a coach to get his name off the hot seat is for his team to get on a hot streak. Whenever the inevitable hot-seat segment comes up on any national sports show, be it television or radio, Monty Williams' name is quick to crack the top of the list.  After all, the New Orleans Pelicans' coach is in his fifth season with the club, one that's now supposed...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans ready to move forward behind Davis

LAS VEGAS -- When it comes to ending a three-year playoff drought, New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams isn't looking for a quick fix even when offering up an oft-debated but unlikely change to the postseason setup.   "It would be nice if we could take the top 16 teams in the league and put them in the playoffs, but that's not something we control," Williams said last week...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Durant Compared To Len Bias By Monty Williams

Monty Williams compared the style of Kevin Durant to Len Bias, who was the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft out of Maryland. “(Durant)’s a very unique player, reminds me of what Len Bias would have been if he played in the league,” Williams explained. “(At) 6-8, 6-9, can shoot it and run, can dunk and defend, play many positions. I’m just impressed by the way he...
Via RealGM
April 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Monty Williams starts Anthony Davis for Most Improved Player campaign

With awards season fast approaching in the NBA, we've reached the point in time where head coaches double as lobbyists, promoting their players for individual awards and honors.
Via FOXSports.com
April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Pelicans Monty Williams "Re-Assessing Goals" in Near Future

The New Orleans Pelicans have won their last 3-out-of-5, but with time running down on the season, the 26-win Pelicans will soon be changing the team's priorities. Friday night the goal versus the wounded Portland Trailblazers was to snag another taste of victory. The Pelicans fell shy of that 111-103 and are still one-victory away from tying last year's win total. Soon though,...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Is the New Orleans Pelicans Anti-Player’s Coach Monty Williams Loved or Hated?

New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Monty Williams is not a player’s coach. He’s here to teach, like it or not and if his players want to, they can be friends later.
Via Pro Bball Report
February 15, 2014  |  Discuss
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