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Stan Van Gundy out, Teresa Weatherspoon headlines prospective group of candidates as next Pelicans head coach

The man at the helm didn’t even last a full year on the job in New Orleans.

After getting hired last October following a methodical head coaching search, Stan Van Gundy and the Pelicans mutually parted company earlier today.

“On behalf of Mrs. Gayle Benson and the Pelicans organization, I would like to thank Stan for the integrity and professionalism that he demonstrated during his time in New Orleans, as well as the commitment and work ethic he brought to our team,” said Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin. “This was a difficult decision as I have tremendous respect for Stan both personally and professionally, but we agreed it is in the best interest of our team to move forward in a different direction.