Pelicans: 2 NBA assistant coaching candidates to replace Stan Van Gundy


Head coach Stan Van Gundy (Picture by Sean Gardner/Getty Photographs)

The New Orleans Pelicans shall be on the lookout for their third head coach in three years after parting methods with Stan Van Gundy.

The writing was most likely on the wall after the Pelicans underperformed, although that was most likely extra as a consequence of a poorly constructed roster than something Van Gundy did.

However coaches are all the time the scapegoats, so Van Gundy shall be again to his outdated TV job and David Griffin will get to maintain his.

On the subject of replacements, the Pelicans most suitable choice may be inside. Teresa Weatherspoon and Fred Vinson have each been talked about as choices and each have had success as assistants, are well-liked and already know the gamers.

Will the Pelicans go together with a contemporary imaginative and prescient or a identified commodity? Their greatest wager may be to go together with a younger however skilled assistant coach who is able to take excessive job.

I hope they appear inside, but when not, a younger assistant coach can be a good selection.

New Orleans Pelicans: No extra re-tread coaches, please

Stan Van Gundy was by no means an important rent and many people questioned it immediately. Whereas I like Van Gundy as an individual, he simply by no means appeared like the suitable match with a group filled with younger gamers who would possibly conflict together with his “old style” model of teaching.

The Pelicans needed to show toughness and accountability nevertheless it’s clear Stan Van Gundy’s message wasn’t getting it performed.

The Pelicans want somebody who’s extra relatable to their younger group, which is why two assistant teaching names have surfaced as alternatives.


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