The New Orleans Pelicans recently hired Stan Van Gundy to be their head coach.
On Monday, the 61-year-old coach sent a warning to the league that the young Pelicans won’t be punked this upcoming season.
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"No one's punking the New Orleans Pelicans"
— Will Guillory (@WillGuillory) November 30, 2020
The Pelicans made numerous moves during the offseason.
The international standout will man the Pelicans’ frontcourt alongside phenom Zion Williamson.
Williamson, 20, will be a massive part of Van Gundy’s game plan with the team. The No. 1 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft collected 22.5 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game last season.
The Pelicans have a bright future with Williamson at the head of their franchise.