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Report: Pelicans part ways with Stan Van Gundy amidst rumors of ‘strained’ relationship with Brandon Ingram

Stan Van Gundy and Brandon Ingram
Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

The New Orleans Pelicans announced on Wednesday that they have agreed to part ways with former head coach Stan Van Gundy after just one season.

The Pelicans went 31-41 in Van Gundy’s only season with the team, missing out on the playoffs for the third straight season.

The 61-year-old reportedly had a “strained” relationship with Pelicans forward Brandon Ingram for most of the season, according to Christian Clark of The Times-Picayune.

Van Gundy has a career coaching record of 554-425 and a playoff record of 48-43. He took the Orlando Magic to the NBA Finals during the 2008-09 season.

With a roster headlined by Ingram and Zion Williamson, both of whom are All-Stars, the Pelicans will surely be looking to hire someone who will be able to help them win now and be contenders in the Western Conference.


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