Saturday, June 5th, 2010 at 12:55 pm  |  7 responses

Hornets Sign Monty Williams as Head Coach

The agreement with the former Portland assistant coach is three guaranteed years, with a team option for fourth: “After pulling an offer to Tom Thibodeau, the New Orleans Hornets and Portland Trail Blazers assistant Monty Williams have agreed to the framework of a three-year contract for him to become the team’s head coach, a source briefed on the talks told Yahoo! Sports. [...] Hornets star Chris Paul was a strong advocate for Williams’ hire, and sources say he was hoping Bower would turn to the Blazers’ respected assistant.”"

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  • http://www.twitter.com/GerardHimself Gerard Himself

    a great first step for the Hornets organization. Now it’s time to bring this team back to the Western elite. I like what they have so far though. but they need a good defensive player at the SF spot, and maybe upgrade their bench, without breaking up the core of that team. CP3, Thornton and Collison (both pleasant surprises) West and Okafor is something Monty can work with.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    This means Thibs is almost ours!

  • http://i9.photobucket.com/albums/a78/nursetpd/TSB/Danny_Ainge_Shamwow.gif ENDS

    My Man monty Williams. Tmac’s only reliable go to scorer when in Orlando

  • http://twitter.com/pdxgaybball dma

    LOL @ Ends.. i remember watching magic games that year. he taught me how to post up while using my elbows to cut through a double team. Blazers organization is in for big change this summer now. Pritchard is gone. Monty Williams gone. And now Bernie Bickerstaff is in.

  • Rikson

    I still think Avery would be perfect for the hornets…

  • http://www.nba.com/suns Dacre

    I like the idea of some new blood in the coaching ranks….mind you, IF this Hornets team gets back to the playoffs with a 50 win season, whats the bet Monty is lookig straight at a COY award in his first season….something Jerry Sloan hasn’t seen in 20+ yrs.

  • Saku 39

    And this is how you pay your dues to get a head coaching shot (looking at you, Mark Jackson).