The New Orleans Pelicans have already chosen from the sea of coaches of the NBA and have decided on Willie Green, current assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns, to lead his new project starting next season.
The agreement, advanced by the ESPN but still unofficial, it looks to improve on the disappointing results of last season, when the Louisiana team finished with a disappointing 31 wins and 41 losses.
The Pelicans’ decision bets on new sap, as Green will become the third-youngest coach in the competition at 39, behind Mark Daigneault (35, Oklahoma City Thunder) and Taylor jenkins (36, Memphis Grizzlies).
Green’s résumé is longer as a former player than as a manager. During his professional career, the escort played 12 seasons in the NBA, especially in the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Clippers. He also went through the New Orleans Hornets, the Atlanta Hawks and the Orlando Magic.
As a coach, Green has served as an assistant to the Golden State Warriors three seasons (2016-2019) and two more in the Phoenix suns (2019-2021).
The Pelicans have one of the youngest and most promising rosters in the competition, led by Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram. In this 2021 NBA Draft, the Pelicans will have the 10th pick to add more young talent to the team.
Willy Hernangómez, who played last season in New Orleans, could return to the roster, although he is free to negotiate with any team as a free agent this summer.