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New Orleans Pelicans (23-29)


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Pelicans coach Stan Van Gundy out after 1 season at helm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans Pelicans basketball operations chief David Griffin paused several seconds to compose himself while explaining why Stan Van Gundy is out as coach less than nine months after he was hired to develop a young roster featuring budding superstar Zion Williamson.

"This was something that was very, very difficult," Griffin said, adding that the need for a new coach "revealed itself over some very open, candid conversations with a really, really good man" during the past three weeks.

While the Pelicans missed the postseason after finishing 10 games below .500, Griffin insisted his team's new coaching vacancy did not result from too few victories.

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Leaders
Points: Zion Williamson27.0
Rebounds: Steven Adams8.9
Assists: Lonzo Ball5.7
FG%: Zion Williamson61.1%
Steals: Lonzo Ball1.49
Blocks: James Johnson0.82
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.9 (24)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 25.9 (25)
FG%: 46.9% (19)
FT%: 79.0% (28)
3P%: 38.0% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.6 (9)
Rebounds: 47.4 (3)
Assists: 26.0 (10)
FG%: 47.7% (7)
FT%: 72.9% (29)
3P%: 34.8% (26)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Dallas 42 30 .583 --
x-Memphis 38 34 .528 4.0
San Antonio 33 39 .458 9.0
New Orleans 31 41 .431 11.0
Houston 17 55 .236 25.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/7/2021 Naji Marshall Signed for the Rest of the Season
4/27/2021 Didi Louzada Signed for the Rest of the Season
4/12/2021 James Nunnally Signed as Free Agent
4/3/2021 Isaiah Thomas Signed to 10-Day Contract
3/26/2021 James Johnson Traded part of four player deal
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Injuries
Date Player Status
5/12/2021 Lonzo Ball Sprained Right Thumb
5/5/2021 Brandon Ingram Sprained left ankle
4/2/2021 Josh Hart Thumb
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