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Hornets' Williams grateful for extension

He is a huge part of the New Orleans Hornets Franchise, and now his time in New Orleans has been extended.

Hornets Coach Monty Williams signed a four-year contract extension Monday.  Bobby Hebert and I got to talk to Coach Williams not long after.

''Things were moving in the right direction before I got here.  I’m just thankful to the Benson Family, Mickey Loomis and Dell Demps for my extension,” Williams told us.
Monty was hired back in June of 2010, and is entering his third season at the helm with a career record of 67-81 (.453.)  That includes his debut season with the club in 2010-11 where he led New Orleans to a 46-36 record and earned the team a playoff appearance.  

In Coach Williams' first season, the Hornets pushed the defending champion Lakers to six games, eventually losing to Los Angeles four games to two.
Coach Williams went on to express how much he appreciated the extension and talked about his Hornets Team.  “I think we have a very good nucleus.  We are a very young team but we have a lot of potential.”
Williams says he thinks the experience that rookie Anthony Davis picked up from playing in the Olympics will only make his young star better.  “Antony was around some of the best players in the game, and one of the best coaches ever in longtime Duke University Coach mike Krzyewski.
Click HERE to listen to our entire interview with Coach Williams.

And, be sure to catch every Hornets game ALL season long right here on WWL Radio, your home for the Saints, LSU, and now...The New Orleans Hornets!  

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08/21/2012 9:05PM
Hornets' Williams grateful for extension
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