Pelicans expected to hire Willie Green as head coach?

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The New Orleans Pelicans are reportedly near discovering their alternative for former head coach Stan Van Gundy. 

Over the weekend, Fletcher Mackel of New Orleans tv station WDSU reported Phoenix Suns assistant Willie Inexperienced was the “presumed” subsequent coach of the Pelicans. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski then mentioned Tuesday that the Pelicans “are progressing on a deal” to rent Inexperienced, however no contract had but been signed. 

Inexperienced was a 12-year NBA veteran as a participant and later labored on the teaching employees of the Golden State Warriors for a number of years earlier than spending the final two seasons with the Suns. He turns 40 years previous earlier than the top of the month and would turn into the third-youngest head coach within the NBA. 

The Pelicans parted methods with Van Gundy after just one season final month. He guided New Orleans to a disappointing 31-41 file in 2020-21. 

The Suns, in the meantime, maintain a 2-1 sequence lead over the Milwaukee Bucks within the ongoing NBA Finals. Sport 4 between the Suns and Bucks takes place Wednesday evening in Milwaukee. 



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