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PELICANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

RUMOR: The New Orleans Pelicans Are After Tom Thibodeau

On Tuesday, the New Orleans Pelicans fired coach Monty Williams and according to CBS Sports, they’re ready to come after current Chicago Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau. Thibodeau was a candidate to land the Pelicans coaching job in 2010, but that ultimately went to Williams and Thibs went to Chicago. Ken Berger of CBS Sports said, with the firing of Williams, Thibodeau seems like the...
Via Sports Mockery
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans fire Monty Williams

In what can only be considered a surprising move, the New Orleans Pelicans reportedly have fired head coach Monty Williams. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports first reported the move, which comes after the Williams led the Pelicans to the playoffs this season. New Orleans has fired coach Monty Williams, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian […]
Via Full Scale Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans fire coach Monty Williams

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports The New Orleans Pelicans informed Monty Williams that he will not be retained as the team’s head coach. Williams was appointed head coach of the Pelicans on June 7, 2010 and in five seasons has led the team to two playoff appearances and an overall record of 173-221. “I have the utmost respect for Monty Williams, not only as a coach but as a person...
Via Sports-Glory
18 hours 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
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams fired by Pelicans

Anthony Davis will have a new head coach for the first tie in his NBA career. New Orleans has fired coach Monty Williams, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 12, 2015 Stunning move for Pelicans, where GM Dell Demps has his way now. Williams improved each season as coach, led franchise […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans' Jrue Holiday has screw removed from right leg

  Jrue Holiday has had surgery to remove a screw from his lower right leg, which has hampered the New Orleans Pelicans guard for much of the past two seasons. The Pelicans say a procedure performed Wednesday was deemed successful after a screw was removed from a rod previously placed along Holiday's shin to help him heal from a stress fracture that first sidelined him two seasons...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Jrue Holiday, Quincy Pondexter Undergo Surgeries

Jrue Holiday underwent successful surgery to remove a screw from a previously placed rod in his lower right leg, the New Orleans Pelicans announced Wednesday. Quincy Pondexter also underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his left knee on Wednesday. A timetable for both players' return to basketball activities will be determined at a later date.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon still not sure whether he'll opt out or in?

Eric Gordon had a tremendous bounce-back season with the Pelicans, finishing with the league's second-highest three-point percentage (44.8 percent) and averaging 18.5 points per game in New Orleans' first-round clash against the top-seeded Golden State Warriors.He has a $15.5 million player option for next season that most expect him to opt into. After all, that is a lot of money...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Dell Demps' good decisions simply cancel out the bad ones?

Dell Demps is not the best general manager in the NBA. Some might even say he's in the bottom half. Despite making a few key moves at the trade deadline that helped the Pelicans make the postseason (allowing Demps to keep his job), is he running New Orleans around in circles?Here's The Times-Picayune's Jimmy Smith with more:"When Tyreke Evans, this year's opening night starting small...
Via Fox Sports
8 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
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Gordon shows flashes of old in the playoffs

Despite a 4-0 series loss to the Golden State Warriors, Eric Gordon showed flashes of the player the New Orleans Pelicans thought they had traded for four seasons ago. When the New Orleans Pelicans traded Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers four seasons ago, Eric Gordon was considered the best player acquired in return. It wasn’t an outlandish idea — Gordon had averaged...
Via The Lottery Mafia
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Golden State: Not losing to New Orleans, but still snoozing

You snooze, you lose… unless you’re the Golden State Warriors against the New Orleans Pelicans in the first round of the NBA playoffs. The team with the NBA’s best record is about to reach the second round after a remarkable Game 3 escape. However, a clear pattern of regression coexists with the Warriors’ impending advancement in the playoffs. This captures the mixed-bag...
Via Crossover Chronicles
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans are playing well, but their inexperience could cost them

What’s surprising, and a bit disheartening, is that the New Orleans Pelicans could play very well throughout their entire playoff series against the Golden State Warriors and still get swept in four games. That’s the reality the Pelicans face after Monday night’s defeat, which saw them go down 2-0 in the playoff series. New Orleans carried over a strong fourth quarter in Game...
Via The Lottery Mafia
20 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Monty Williams: Warriors home crowd noise 'out of hand'

New Orleans Pelicans coach Monty Williams knows all about the homecourt advantage the Golden State Warriors have at Oracle Arena, and he even thinks the crowd is so loud that the noise level might not even be legal. Speaking at practice Monday prior to Game 2 of the Western Conference playoff series between the teams,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  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
23 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Western Conference's 8th seed to be decided Wednesday

Both the New Orleans Pelicans and Oklahoma City Thunder won their games on Monday night. This now means that the race for the final seed in the Western Confernce will come down to the final night of regular season action on Wednesday. New Orleans, who boasts the tiebreaker over Oklahoma City, will host a San Antonio Spurs team that has won 11 in a row and is 21-3 since late February...
Via Sportsnaut
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Pelicans' Eric Gordon falls on face, chips tooth

Turn away if you are faint of heart because you are about to see a human being lose a tooth. The Pelicans’ Eric Gordon was trying to get past the Clippers’ Matt Barnes when he tripped and fell flat on his face.  Oh and he lost a tooth too. Check out Gordon’s tooth come flying out of his mouth. I know gross! http://fat.gfycat.com/TestyResponsibleAmericanwarmblood.webm...
Via Crossover Chronicles
March 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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