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PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Tom Thibodeau not interested in Pelicans, thinks Anthony Davis will leave

Several teams are reportedly interested in Tom Thibodeau in the wake of his firing from the Chicago Bulls. However, the interest may not be mutual. According to NBA reporter Peter Vecsey, Thibodeau does not want to coach the New Orleans Pelicans because he believes Anthony Davis will leave the team when his contract allows him...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Vinny Del Negro linked to Pelicans' opening coaching position

With a talent like Anthony Davis in the fold, the New Orleans Pelicans should have their pick among the very best head coaching candidates across the basketball landscape. That's a good thing, obviously, but that kind of choice also means doing a lot of homework and making sure that a team does its due diligence. The latest name to come up on the Pelicans' coaching search is former...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans could be going after Scott Skiles, too

All week, it's seemed like a guarantee Scott Skiles would end up coaching the Magic. Now, even though there is a distinct chance that ends up happening, the odds are slipping just a little.According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic aren't the only coach-less team interested in Skiles' services. You can add the New Orleans Pelicans to that list. From Robbins' report...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles Interviews With Pelicans

Scott Skiles remains the frontrunner for the Orlando Magic job, but he has also been interviewed by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans and Magic both entered their coaching search with Tom Thibodeau as a candidate, but he remains under contract with the Chicago Bulls. Jeff Van Gundy and Alvin Gentry have also interviewed with the Pelicans.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy Formally Interviews With Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans held a formal interview with Jeff Van Gundy on Tuesday. Van Gundy and Pelicans' officials met in the Bay Area to discuss the opening. The sides had spoken over the phone, but this was the first face-to-face meeting, league sources said. New Orleans general manager Dell Demps met with another candidate, Golden State assistant Alvin Gentry, in the Bay Area...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With Jrue Holiday's recent health woes, is Tyreke Evans the Pelicans' point guard answer?

There's a fairly vocal contingent of the basketball watching online community that derides New Orleans Pelicans guard Tyreke Evans. While there's no arguing with Evans' knack for getting to the rim, and his handles are above reproach, the knock has always been that his scoring talent precludes him from getting others involved.Anyone staunchly adhering to that opinion after 2014-15...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jeff Van Gundy a candidate for Pelicans job

It has been nearly a decade since Jeff Van Gundy roamed a NBA bench as a head coach. Since his last stint as the Houston Rockets coach back in 2006-07, Van Gundy has been calling games for ESPN/ABC. That might change this upcoming season. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein: “Jeff Van Gundy has emerged as a candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans’ head-coaching position, according...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy interested in Pelicans job

According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, former Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy has expressed interest in the New Orleans Pelicans’ head coaching job. Going online now: ESPN sources say Jeff Van Gundy has expressed interest in Pels’ coaching job and under consideration for post. Link on way — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 23, 2015 The... The post Jeff Van Gundy interested in New...
Via The Garbage Time
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: The Perfect Offseason

  (Source: Scott Halleran/Getty Images North America) By Ciaran Mills: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… What a strange season for the New Orleans Pelicans. They made the post-season for the first time in four years and had their best record since that 2010-11 season. They saw Anthony Davis’ rise to a potential MVP candidate and the blossoming of his front court partnership with...
Via HoopStuff
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2014-15 All-NBA Teams Announced; Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins among them

The NBA announced their All-NBA teams today, and New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis has been named to the All-NBA First Team. Davis led the NBA in Player Impact Estimate (PIE), which measures a player’s overall statistical contribution against the total statistics in games he plays. He ranked first in the league in blocks […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Calipari: I have no interest in the Pelicans or any other job

It didn’t take long for John Calipari to shoot down reports that he may be interested in the New Orleans Pelicans opening. Just minutes ago, we shared a report by NOLA.com’s John Reid, which said that Calipari “may be interested” in coaching former players Anthony Davis and Tyreke Evans. Calipari didn’t waste any time in addressing it. Even though Anthony and Tyreke...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans put irrational faith in Dell Demps by firing Williams

The New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams on Tuesday afternoon. Williams had been with the Pelicans since 2010, guiding the team towards incremental improvements every year before finally breaking through the playoff barrier this season. The reasoning behind Williams’ firing is admittedly understandable, but the timing is suspect. Pelicans general manager Dell...
Via Crossover Chronicles
15 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams after five years of service

One of the most appealing NBA head coaching jobs is now open. The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with head man Monty Williams after five...
Via Athlon Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New Orleans Pelicans fire head coach Monty Williams

This has to be considered somewhat of a surprise. Coming off their first playoff appearance in four years, the New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly fired head coach Monty Williams. New Orleans has fired coach Monty Williams, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 12, 2015   For a team that was a combined 66 games under .500 in the three...
Via Sportsnaut
17 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Celtics, Raptors and Pelicans should approach the offseason

The NBA saw its field of fighters lose three more squads this weekend, with the playoffs party whittling down to 13 as the New Orleans Pelicans,...
Via Athlon Sports
April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Monty Williams told Pelicans to foul before Steph Curry 3-pointer

Steph Curry on Thursday night hit one of the biggest shots of the playoffs when he nailed a 3-pointer to tie Game 3 of the Warriors-Pelicans series in the final seconds of regulation and send it to overtime. Curry is possibly the greatest 3-point shooter in NBA history, so the last thing Monty Williams wanted...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Topless Pelicans fan has Anthony Davis-inspired ‘Unibra’

Gotta support the team? One New Orleans Pelicans fan may be crossing the line with his support of his favorite team and its star player. The fan painted a “unibra” across his chest to mirror Anthony Davis’ trademark unibrow. That’s definitely a creative look, but the sad part is the dude really could use a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Tracy Wolfson reports Tyreke Evans is out as he walks onto the floor

Tracy Wolfson is one of the best sideline reporters in the industry, but we all have one of those moments.  Before Game 2 of the Pelicans-Warriors series tipped off, Wolfson filed a report about injuries to New Orleans guards Tyreke Evans and Jrue Holiday.  The sideline reporter said that both would miss the game due to injury. However, just as Wolfson said Evans would be out,...
Via Awful Announcing
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Tyreke Evans a game-time decision for Game 2

There’s no way around it: The New Orleans Pelicans need a healthy roster in order to spring a massive upset on the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA playoffs. However, swingman Tyreke Evans sustained a knee injury during Game 1 of the Western Conference series, leaving the bout with a single point and one rebound in 12 minutes of action. His status was uncertain following...
Via Sportsnaut
April 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis skies for one-handed alley oop vs Warriors (Video)

New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis scored 20 of his 35 points in the fourth quarter of Saturday's Game 1 of their Western Conference playoff series against Golden State, highlighted by this one-handed alley-oop slam dunk where he displays his incredible vertical leap. Davis led a furious Pelicans comeback, as they rallied to within four points of the Warriors after being...
Via Holdout Sports
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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