Pelicans Fire GM Dell Demps

by February 15, 2019

The New Orleans Pelicans fired Dell Demps on Friday in the midst of the franchise’s the most tumultuous season in history, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The final straw may have come during Thursday’s win over the Thunder. Anthony Davis injured his left shoulder during the second quarter and proceeded to leave the arena with agent Rich Paul. This infuriated owner Gayle Benson, per Woj.

The Pelicans have named Danny Ferry Interim General Manager.

Davis requested a trade on January 28, but the Pelicans decided against trading him before the February 7 trade deadline.

Demps had served with the Pelicans since 2010, and was the Spurs’ Vice President of Basketball Operations before that.

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