List of New Orleans Pelicans head coaches

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Williams as the head coach of the Hornets.

The New Orleans Pelicans are an American professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. They play in the Southwest Division of the Western Conference in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] The team was born out of the original Hornets' relocation to New Orleans in 2002.[2] The team has had three names since its inception; it was called the New Orleans Hornets (2002–2005; 2007–2013), the New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets (2005–2007), and the New Orleans Pelicans (2013–present).[3] The Pelicans have never been to the NBA Finals since its inception.[4] The team has played their home games at the New Orleans Arena since 2002.[5] The Pelicans are owned by Tom Benson, with Dell Demps as their general manager.

There have been five head coaches for the Pelicans. The franchise's first head coach was Paul Silas, who coached for one season. Byron Scott is the franchise's all-time leader for the most regular-season games coached (419), the most regular-season game wins (203), the most playoff games coached (17), and the most playoff-game wins (8). Paul Silas has franchise record for the highest winning percentage in the regular season (.573). Jeff Bower is the only coach to have not reached the playoffs with the Pelicans. Scott is the only Pelicans coach to have won the NBA Coach of the Year Award, having won it in the 2007–08 season.[6] Bower and Monty Williams have spent their entire NBA coaching careers with the Pelicans. No Pelicans head coach has been elected into the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach. The Pelicans' current head coach is Monty Williams, who was appointed on June 7, 2010.[7]

Bryon Scott was the head coach of the Hornets from 2004 to 2009.


Key[edit]

GC Games coached
W Wins
L Losses
Win% Winning percentage
# Number of coaches[a]
* Spent entire NBA head coaching career with the Hornets

Coaches[edit]

Note: Statistics are correct through the end of the 2013–14 season.

# Name Term[b] GC W L Win% GC W L Win% Achievements Reference
Regular season Playoffs
1 Silas, PaulPaul Silas 2002–2003 82 47 35 .573 6 2 4 .333 [8]
2 Floyd, TimTim Floyd 2003–2004 82 41 41 .500 7 3 4 .429 [9]
3 Scott, ByronByron Scott 20042009 419 203 216 .484 17 8 9 .471 2007–08 NBA Coach of the Year[6] [10]
4 Bower, JeffJeff Bower* 2009–2010 73 34 39 .466 [11]
5 Williams, MontyMonty Williams* 2010–present 312 128 184 .410 6 2 4 .333 [12]

Notes[edit]

  • a A running total of the number of coaches of the Pelicans. Thus, any coach who has two or more separate terms as head coach is only counted once.
  • b Each year is linked to an article about that particular NBA season.

References[edit]

General
Specific
  1. ^ "2008-2009 Division Regular Season Standings". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved January 26, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Teams Index". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 26, 2009. 
  3. ^ "New Orleans Hornets". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 26, 2009. 
  4. ^ "NBA Finals: All-Time Champions". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved January 26, 2009. 
  5. ^ "New Orleans Hornets". New Orleans Arena. Retrieved January 26, 2009. 
  6. ^ a b "Coach of the Year". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved January 26, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Monty Williams Named New Orleans Hornets Head Coach". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 7, 2010. Retrieved June 8, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Paul Silas Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 26, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Tim Floyd Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 26, 2009. 
  10. ^ "Byron Scott Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 26, 2009. 
  11. ^ "Jeff Bower Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved April 15, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Monty Williams Coaching Record". basketball-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved December 18, 2012.