It was announced Wednesday the New Orleans Pelicans are firing Stan Van Gundy after one season. Per ESPN, ” Van Gundy and vice president of basketball operations David Griffin had been engaged in talks for weeks.”
The pelicans struggled mightily throughout the season, going 31-41 and missing the playoffs. Van Gundy did some good as the Pelicans defensive rating jumped up to 7th this season. The offense was the problem; the pelicans offensive rating slipped down to 21st this season.
With Stan Van Gundy getting fired, New Orleans is now one of many NBA teams searching for a new head coach. Expect Pelicans GM David Griffin to take his time finding a new coach.