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Potential candidates David Griffin might consider hiring to assist in New Orleans Pelicans front office

The Pels likely struck gold with newly-hired VPOBO David Griffin, but who will he hire next?

From Alvin Gentry to Becky Hammon to Jerry Stackhouse to Sam Cassell, an examination of 14 head coaching candidates for the New Orleans Pelicans

We have now entered the post lunch break portion of this miserable season. Nothing on the court matters much outside of the development of a few young guys that may be part of the long term future. It’s mostly just coasting until we escape the confines of our cubicles for the freedom of the offseason. Let’s do some clock-watching, day-dreaming and YouTubing while we explore what could be in a series of analogies built around fun, but also breaking down the potential future of the Pelicans. The second chapter — head coaching candidates.

From Sam Hinkie to Sachin Gupta to David Griffin, eight potential hires to fill New Orleans Pelicans general manager vacancy

We have now entered the post lunch break portion of this miserable season. Nothing on the court matters much outside of the development of a few young guys that may be part of the long term future. It’s mostly just coasting until we we escape the confines of our cubicles for the freedom of the offseason. Let’s do some clock-watching, day-dreaming and YouTubing while we explore what could be in a series of analogies built around fun, but also breaking down the potential future of the Pelicans. The first part — general manager candidates.

Trajan Langdon appears ideal candidate to fill New Orleans Pelicans front office vacancy

Known as the Alaskan Assasin during his Duke playing days, Langdon seems to possess the chops for the head job.

Danny Ferry has decent chance to be named President of Basketball Operations for New Orleans Pelicans

The front office needs a proven leader and Ferry’s resume is more impressive than you think.

The Pelicans should interview Ettore Messina

The New Orleans Pelicans coaching search continues with a look at one of the most interesting candidates in the pool.

Coach Steve Nash: Captain Canada

Steve Nash is primed for an immediate transition from point guard to head coach.

Can Fred Hoiberg be a N'awlins man?

All of the latest reports have Hoiberg leaving the Iowa State Cyclones and going to the Bulls. Pelicans fans should hope those reports are bull s***.

The Pelicans would be wise to hire Mark Jackson

The Pelicans have an opening at head coach you say? Momma here comes that man!

Could Becky Hammon fit into Dell's master plan?

Should Dell Demps give Becky Hammon a shot as head coach?

Jeff Van Gundy: By the Numbers

Taking a dive into the numbers on JVG as a potential Pelicans coaching candidate

Jeff Van Gundy could be lured to New Orleans

Any man that can get Gregg Popovich to smile that wide deserves strong consideration for a head coaching gig.

Alvin Gentry, one step forward, two steps back

Is he better suited to be a leader or follower? Gentry has a lot of positives, but they probably don't outweigh the negatives.

Thibodeau does not have a problem with pace

Why is Thibodeau smiling? Because he knows something that most of us are not aware of -- how to incorporate pace. However, it may not matter much because the Pelicans current roster is not an adept group.

Tom Thibodeau, a possible shortcut to success

Would Thibs be interested in replacing Monty Williams, a friend and fellow Team USA assistant coach? More importantly, should the Pelicans strive to go after him if he hits the open market as expected or should they look the other way?

New Orleans coaching candidates: Kenny Atkinson

In the search for the next head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, plucking Kenny Atkinson from Atlanta sounds like a good idea.

Could Mike D'Antoni be the Pelicans answer?

With Monty Williams out of the door, it's time to examine some names placed in the hat.

Probable head coach candidates

The deed now done, the Pelicans move onto the next step. Who replaces Monty Williams?

Dell Demps deserves another contract extension

We've recently started evaluating other potential candidates for the head coach and general manager positions, yet before TBW goes any further, due needs to be given to the only GM candidate the Pelicans should really be considering for the future, Dell Demps.

Defense is the Pelicans problem, Tony Bennett is the answer

Want a guy with head coaching experience? Championships in the toughest conference? A knack for defensive excellence? Boxes all checked.

Future GM Candidates: Joe Dumars

The local boy coming home? Please no.

Anyone but Avery Johnson!!

The Little General needs to keep his booster seat off the Pelicans bench.

College Hoops Coaches to Contemplate

Which coaches in the big dance would be the best fit to take over a talented Pelicans team?

Myself, the next New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach

In the near future, The Bird Writes will be examining a number of potential candidates for both the general manager and head coach positions. Thus, what's better than kicking things off with the resume of a seemingly average Joe.

The Case for Coach Cal

Why John Calipari should be the next coach of the New Orleans Pelicans.