Suns assistant Willie Green emerging as frontrunner for Pelicans head coach vacancy

The New Orleans Pelicans seem surrounding a brand-new head coach in Phoenix Suns assistant Willie Green, according to a report from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Monday.

After Monty Williams was worked with in 2019 by the Suns, Green left Golden State’s personnel to sign up with Williams’ and has actually invested the last 2 seasons with the franchise. Green invested 3 seasons on the Warriors’ personnel, winning titles in 2017 and 2018 under Steve Kerr.

Prior to ending up being a head coach, Williams played in the NBA for 13 years with 5 various franchises, consisting of a one-year stint with the then New Orleans Hornets in 2010-11.

At 39 years of ages, Green would be substantially more youthful than each of the previous 2 Pelicans coaches. Stan Van Gundy was 61 years of ages when worked with last fall while Alvin Gentry 64 years of ages when fired in 2015.

Green became a finalist after Internet assistant Jacque Vaughn eliminated himself from training factor to consider. Together With Green, Bucks assistant Charles Lee has actually been thought about a frontrunner also throughout the procedure.

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Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.