In the NO Podcast Ep. 171: Fire Monty?

Published: February 23, 2014

Michael and I address all the losing and the fact he’s joined the Fire Monty club. How hot should Monty Williams seat be? We also spend some time on Carmelo in the Knicks game, and a bit of time on Tyreke Evans and if he’s worth his contract, as well as rank the various Pelican guards.

Plus, I get to read the entire roster of Pierre Jackson’s new Turkish squad!

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At times like this, I can't help but get a bit paranoid.

I'm starting to come up with "conspiracy theories"

1.  Perhaps Monty is trying to sabotage games by putting out 2-big lineups with no spacing (limiting/frustrating Tyreke), terrible rotations and putting Roberts on an All-Star John Wall at the end of games. (rather than Rivers which WE ALL KNOW is a better defender)

2.  Would this be due to trying to keep the pick and bolster the 3/5 or to give the younger players a "brotherhood-type chemistry" when he inevitably is let go at the end of the season?

3.  What is the deal with all of these major injuries and lack of information?

4,  Is Dell involved in this?  If so, would this mean he is supporting Monty in these decisions?  Is he THE REASON for these decisions?

Either way, I am looking forward to next season and a much improved team.  Whether it be with a lottery pick, a new coach, a strengthened existing roster, or any combination of these options.

My paranoia also leads to my intrigue. 


Its so sad the way some of you Pelicans fans have to be coddled & pacified. Coaches catch bad breaks all the time but the excuses will only pile up. I don't want to lose another amazing once in a generation type player. I'm choosing Anthony Davis over Monty.


Having a hard time understanding attacking Monty's defense first coaching and substituting in the last three games, when defensive improvement was a huge, if not the primary, reason why the Pelicans went 8-5 leading up to the All-Star Game.


I'm not on bored with firing Monty, I would rather let his contract run out, but if we were to replace our assistant coaches with hungry up and coming ones keeping the training coach that the players get along with so well. you could keep a few others but they don't seem to mesh well with Monty other than Randy Ayers. Preferably someone who could be an Analytics guy to show the stats about Evans drives and etc.


@Pelsdachamps its not really glaciers he is hitting its more like he drives from NOLA to Gonzales for Cabela's and accidently turns the wrong way and ends up in Denham at Bass Pro. he's almost there but bass pro isn't cabelas. like all of the close games we have lost recently in the 4th quarter


woke up early this morning to listen to this, was not disappointed!

Michael McNamara
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@xman20002000  Listen to the podcast, hear the rationale, and then comment with your counterarguments. 

There is a question mark after the podcast title, not an exclamation mark. Listen to our points and conclusion, then discuss.