There has been some confusion about the state of the Pelican front office moving forward. In order to clear that up, here is a short dive through the contract situation of both head coach Monty Williams and General Manager Dell Demps.
Williams was extended first in August of 2012. USA Today's report states that the contract goes through the 2015-16 season, a detail confirmed to the Associated Press by Williams himself via text.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hornets coach Monty Williams has agreed to a four-year contract extension that would keep him in New Orleans through 2016.
The deal announced by the club Sunday morning comes as the 40-year-old Williams heads into the final year of the contract he received when he took his first NBA head coaching job in New Orleans in 2010.
The Hornets did not release contract terms, but Williams confirmed the length of the extension in a text message to The Associated Press.
If the Pelicans decide to go a different direction either during the season or this summer they will need to pay at least some portion of the remainder of the contract to Williams. It is important to note that under Tom Benson's ownership the Saints have never fired a coach mid season. The one time a coaching change was made Jim Mora resigned eight games into the 1996 season.
Later in 2012, November, the then-Hornets also extended the contract of GM Dell Demps. The terms of the deal were not officially disclosed. However, as is always the case, "sources" came to the rescue with the nitty gritty details.
In August, the New Orleans Hornets secured their coach for the present and future when they signed Monty Williams to a four-year extension.
On Friday, they locked up general manager Dell Demps, signing him to multi-year extension. Terms of the deal were not disclosed in new release announcing the deal, but a person familiar with the extension told USA TODAY Sports that the extension is for three years with a team option on a fourth year. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about terms of the extension.
In this case Dealer Dell's contract runs through the 2014-15 season with a team option for the following season. If the franchise is unsatisfied with the progress the team has made by season's end they can simply pass on picking up the option.
Hopefully this clears up any confusion on the current situation in the front office.