Complete List Of New Orleans Pelicans Head Coaches In Order

List Of New Orleans Pelicans Head Coaches In Order

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Emerging in 2002 as an expansion team, the New Orleans Pelicans, originally named the New Orleans Hornets, have established themselves in the NBA as a source of exciting basketball. Through their ups and downs, they’ve seen the guidance of several impressive coaching figures. Each has brought their unique touch to the franchise, striving to elevate the Pelicans to new heights. Let’s embark on a journey through the leadership eras of the Pelicans.

1 – Paul Silas (2002-2003)

Born in 1943 in Prescott, Arkansas. Silas played for the St. Louis Hawks (1964–1965), Phoenix Suns (1969–1972), Boston Celtics (1972–1976), and Denver Nuggets (1976–1980). He also coached the San Diego Clippers (1980–1983), Charlotte Hornets (1998–2002), Cleveland Cavaliers (2003–2005), and Charlotte Bobcats (2010–2012).

2 – Tim Floyd (2003-2004)

Born in 1954 in Poplarville, Mississippi. He did not play in the NBA. Floyd also coached the Chicago Bulls (1998-2001) and the University of Southern California Trojans (2005-2009).

3 – Byron Scott (2004-2009)

Born in 1961 in Ogden, Utah. Scott played for the Los Angeles Lakers (1983–1993, 1996–1997), Indiana Pacers (1993–1995), and Vancouver Grizzlies (1995–1996). He also coached the New Jersey Nets (2000–2004), Cleveland Cavaliers (2010–2013), and Los Angeles Lakers (2014–2016).

4 – Jeff Bower (2009-2010)

Born in 1961 in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. Bower didn’t play in the NBA. This was his sole head coaching experience in the league, but he’s been associated as an executive with the Detroit Pistons.

5 – Monty Williams (2010-2015)

Born in 1971 in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Williams played for the New York Knicks (1994–1996), San Antonio Spurs (1996–1998), Denver Nuggets (1999), Orlando Magic (1999–2002), and Philadelphia 76ers (2002–2003). He went on to coach the Phoenix Suns starting from 2019.

6 – Alvin Gentry (2015-2020)

Born in 1954 in Shelby, North Carolina. Gentry did not play in the NBA. He had coaching stints with the Miami Heat (1994-1995), Detroit Pistons (1997–2000), Los Angeles Clippers (2000–2003), Phoenix Suns (2008–2013), and Sacramento Kings (starting from 2021).

7 – Stan Van Gundy (2020 of 2021)

Born in 1959 in Indio, California. Van Gundy did not play in the NBA. He also coached the Miami Heat (2003–2005), Orlando Magic (2007–2012), and Detroit Pistons (2014–2018).

8 – Willie Green (2021-present)

As a player, Willie Green played for the Philadelphia 76ers, New Orleans Hornets
Atlanta Hawks, Los Angeles Clippers, and  Orlando Magic.

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