Is Monty Williams the Right Coach for Anthony Davis and the Pelicans?

March 29th, 2014 by Kyle Neubeck Leave a reply »
Monty Williams has ridden the see-saw of job security in 2014, watching his projected fortunes change with each passing game. A late surge from his injury-plagued New Orleans Pelicans outfit has inspired confidence in his ability to manage a team, but is he a worthy leader for the franchise now and in the future?

Between March 21 and March 28, the Pelicans ripped off five straight victories, including wins over the Los Angeles Clippers, Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat. In the eyes of Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune, their play down the stretch is a hearty endorsement of Williams' coaching.

Even though they're out of the playoff hunt, the Pels clearly haven't quit on Williams or tuned him out. They continue to play hard, something few teams in their position can say at this stage of the season.

You could argue it shouldn't have taken this long for Williams to see that Evans was a better option than the offensively-challenged Al-Farouq Aminu at small forward. But you have to credit Williams for making the adjustment and somehow squeezing victories out of a lineup that's missing starting point guard Jrue Holiday, sharpshooter Ryan Anderson and ...

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