Hornets sign GM Dell Demps to multi-year contract extension

Published: November 16, 2012

In a move that further solidifies the future of the New Orleans Hornets franchise, the team has signed General Manager Dell Demps to a multi-year contract extension.

After head coach Monty Williams received his four-year contract extension back in August, the focus shifted to when Dell Demps would receive an extension of his own. Today, that wish became a reality, as the Hornets were able to come to terms with Demps in order to keep him in New Orleans for the foreseeable future. Per team policy, financial details and exact length of the deal are not yet available, but it would be reasonable to expect it to be something similar to Neil Olshey’s 3 year, $3.6 million contract to become GM of the Portland Trail Blazers.

While it would be unfair to say that extending Demps was a unanimously favored decision, it is clear that the vast majority of Hornets supporters were impressed by his work as the team’s GM. As a result, news of this extension will largely be received in a very positive light, especially here at Hornets247. From the day he took the job back in July of 2010, Demps has arguably been one of the league’s most active and hard-working general managers, consistently finding ways to improve the roster. Throughout his tenure, he has consistently shown the ability to think multiple steps ahead, a characteristic that many other league GMs fail to exhibit.

From all of us here at Hornets247 – congratulations, Dealer Dell, and keep up the great work!


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