The Phoenix Suns are trying to win their first NBA title, but it looks like assistant coach Willie Green has really stepped up this season.
Green is expected to be the next coach for the New Orleans Pelicans to replace Stan Van Gundy According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Van Gundy was fired after just one season with the team.
Green is entering his second season with The Suns and has been an assistant to the Golden State Warriors for three years including back-to-back titles in 2017 and 2018.
Before becoming a coach, the 39-year-old Green played in the league from 2003-2015 and spent the 2010-2011 season in New Orleans.
Green takes charge of a young team that had a disappointing 2020-21 season and ended 31-41 after many of them expected them to at least make the playoffs.
Zion Williamson, Brandon Ingram and Lonzo Ball have proven themselves to be valuable talents, but the question is whether they can achieve success in New Orleans or even want to.
Paul, who became a restricted free agent in August, has been at the center of trade rumors with the Chicago Bulls, and more recently with the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Clippers. While Williamson family They expressed their dissatisfaction with the swans.
Front office in New Orleans hopes that Green will succeed where he is Van Gundy Failed.
“I can talk about what the players are going through,” Green said at 2019 interview with The Athletic. I’ve also had some really good coaches (as a player), and I’ve learned from some really good coaches (as an assistant). Just trying to put it all together is kind of what I bring to the table. I was in their place. It’s easy to relate to him when you’ve been there before.”
The Larry O’Brien Cup can only help influence players on Team Green once he’s on the team.
Phoenix and Milwaukee play Game 4 Wednesday at the Fiserv Forum.