A 'Woj Bomb' out of nowhere!
The New Orleans Pelicans have relieved General Manager Dell Demps of his duties today. New Orleans currently holds a 26-33 record and sit in 12th place in the Western Conference.
Aside from the team's disappointing performance this season, the handling of Anthony Davis's trade request at the deadline had to be a strong indicator that the days were numbered for Demps.
New Orleans has parted ways with GM Dell Demps, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 15, 2019
Following their victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday night, a game in which Davis left due to a shoulder contusion, head coach Alvin Gentry called this season a dumpster fire.
Davis was not traded by the deadline and will remain in New Orleans for the rest of this season.
Demps was hired in 2010 and witnessed the team transition form being the New Orleans Hornets to the Pelicans. The team made the playoffs three times in his tenure, winning one series.
The search for a new GM will most likely wait until the end of the season, but the organization needs someone who has experience rebuilding because that is what is on the horizon in the Big Easy. Team owners must hire a GM with an excellent reputation for trades because New Orleans will need all they can get in a deal for Davis.
Organization is discussing internal candidates for interim GM job, including David Booth and Danny Ferry, sources tell ESPN. Pelicans planning to be aggressive in marketplace to hire a high-level basketball executive. https://t.co/qYfoc5wqSB— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 15, 2019
A new era will begin in New Orleans soon enough, but fans are just ready for this season to be over.