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Feathering the Nest
The NBA Finals just ended, but the Pelicans are busy planning for next season. (This a familiar position for New Orleans hoops). The team just announced that Eric Gordon exercised a player option to stay on for another year, and newly crowned head coach Alvin Gentry will hold his first presser on Monday (6.22).
Flight Failure: Pelicans Abort Monty Williams Contract
The 2014-2015 NBA season saw the Pelicans return to the playoffs and New Orleanians responded with enthusiasm normally reserved for the Saints. However, the run was too little, too late for Pelicans brass. Tuesday (5.12), Pelicans Executive Vice President Mickey Loomis announced that coach Monty Williams will not be returning next year.
Takeaways From the Pelicans Playoff Return (& Exit)
On Saturday (4.25), the New Orleans Pelicans were eliminated from the NBA playoffs. Fans will have to wait until next year to see Pierre and the Kingcake Baby again. However, management will be busy. There is plenty to learn from NOLA’s return to the postseason.
Mayor Mitch Ups the Ante
Tonight, the Pelicans will face the Golden State Warriors in Game 2 of their playoff series. The promise of post season hoops was not enough for Mayor Mitch though. Instead, Landrieu had to put some skin in the game. Eschewing the bookies, the challenge was issued directly to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf.
Sunday (3.15) was a big day for basketball in Louisiana. Louisiana State University (LSU) learned that they will be dancing in March. A healthy Pelicans team lost in double overtime and dropped out of the playoff cue.
Broken Birds: Anderson, Davis Injured
The Pelicans have shown signs of life before. Prior to the recent rays of hope, the Hornets showed signs of life. Before that, the same could be said of the Jazz. Yet, it seems that every time New Orleans starts to establish a presence on the hardwood, injuries intervene. Last night (2.21), Pels stars Ryan Anderson and Anthony Davis both left a game versus Miami due to injury, but this time the team held on and logged an emphatic 105-91 win.
Pelicans faithful have anxiously been waiting for Anthony Davis’ return to hardwood. Now, the rest of the nation will join them. The Brow announced that due to his pesky right shoulder strain he will sit out the All-Star weekend.
Brow Now: Anthony Davis to the All-Star Game
The Pelicans may be struggling, but Anthony Davis has emerged as a star. And, as of Thursday (1.22), he has emerged as an All-Star. According to the League Davis been named a starter on the NBA Western Conference All-Star team after earning the most votes of all frontcourt players in the conference.
High Brow: Davis in Lead With One Day Remaining for All Star Voting
Anthony Davis’ injured toe kept him out of the Sunday (1.18) afternoon Pelicans game. But, with one day remaining, the Brow is still on the NBA All Star ballot and faring well. One day of voting remains.
Brow-sing the Channels
The Pelicans faithful may be disheartened by the team’s struggle to tay above .500 this season. However, the Birds are working hard to build a winning franchise out of year of despair. This week, NBA TV will take a look at the intense machinations behind the scenes in an episode of The Association.
Dead Huey Long, Emma Boyce, Elizabeth Davas, Ian Hoch, Lindsay Mack, Anna Gaca, Jason Raymond, Lee Matalone, Phil Yiannopoulos, Joe Shriner, Chris Staudinger, Chef Anthony Scanio, Tierney Monaghan, Stacy Coco, Rob Ingraham,
Cheryl Castjohn, Sam Nelson
Brandon Roberts, Rachel June, Daniel Paschall
Michael Weber, B.A.
B. E. Mintz
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