Stan Van Gundy Hired as New Orleans Pelicans New Head Coach

Stan Van Gundy Hired as New Orleans Pelicans New Head Coach

Stan Van Gundy and the Pelicans accepted a multi-year offer bringing the veteran coach to New Orleans.

Van Gundy has 11-plus seasons of experience preparing xs and os with stints in Miami, Orlando, and most just recently as coach and fundamental manager with the Detroit Pistons.” Im delighted to join a proficient New Orleans Pelicans group,” Van Gundy tweeted. I cant wait to talk with our players and get the process began– Stan Van Gundy (@realStanVG) October 21, 2020Van Gundy is the seventh coach for the Pelicans in their 18-year history and follows fired coach Alvin Gentry who put together a 175-225 record in five seasons with the team.

During a podcast with ESPNs Zach Lowe last summertime season, Van Gundy touched on what he thought were the Pelicans weak points and strengths, including their improved play in the bubble, taking complete advantage of Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingrams video games within their system, and the groups protective disadvantages.