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New Orleans Pelicans Fire Monty Williams

The former Trail Blazers assistant coach exits his first head coaching gig.

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans have announced that they are parting ways with head coach Monty Williams. Portland Trail Blazers fans will remember Williams as a key assistant under Nate McMillan. Williams compiled a 173-221 record with the Pelicans, coaching from 2010 to 2015. He accumulated a 2-8 record in 2 post-season appearances during that span, most recently getting swept by the Golden State Warriors.

From the press release:

"Making a decision like this is never easy and is never done hastily, especially when you are dealing with a person of Monty Williams' character. We thanked Monty for the tremendous work and commitment he made to our organization and the development of our young players, specifically Anthony Davis," said [Executive Vice President Mickey] Loomis. "While we continue to work towards improving our roster, we decided that now was the time to make this decision. We wish nothing but the best for Monty in the future."