New Orleans Hornets Give Monty Williams a Four-Year Contract Extension

by August 19, 2012

Even though the Hornets fell well short of the Playoffs in ’11-12, nobody blamed Monty Williams—in fact, many praised the head coach for the job he was doing within an organization that was largely in shambles. Well, here’s the result of that good work: a four-year contract extension. More, via The Times-Picayune: “Hornets Coach Monty Williams agreed to a four-year contract extension Saturday that will keep him with the team with the team through 2016. Before the agreement was reached, Williams had one year remaining on his existing deal that included a team option for a fourth year. Although the Hornets were out of playoff contention by January before finishing with a 21-45 record last season, Williams instilled a work ethic that kept the team competitive down the stretch despite being ravaged by injuries. Shortly after Saints Owner Tom Benson purchased the Hornets from the NBA for $338 million in April, the franchise announced Williams and General Manager Dell Demps would be retained.”