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Pelicans hire Suns assistant Willie Green as new head coach

NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Phoenix Suns assistant Willie Green as their new head coach.

Green, a former NBA player who turns 40 on July 28, is a first-time head coach after serving as an NBA assistant coach the past five years - first with Golden State and then with Phoenix, which lost to Milwaukee in the NBA Finals on Tuesday.

He arrives in New Orleans at a time when pressure is rising to give young star Zion Williamson faith that he can find long-term satisfaction with the club that drafted him first overall two years ago.

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Leaders
Points: Zion Williamson27.0
Rebounds: Steven Adams8.9
Assists: Lonzo Ball5.7
FG%: Zion Williamson61.1%
Steals: Lonzo Ball1.49
Blocks: James Johnson0.82
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.9 (24)
Rebounds: 41.8 (3)
Assists: 25.9 (25)
FG%: 46.9% (19)
FT%: 79.0% (28)
3P%: 38.0% (25)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.6 (9)
Rebounds: 47.4 (3)
Assists: 26.0 (10)
FG%: 47.7% (7)
FT%: 72.9% (29)
3P%: 34.8% (26)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
xy-Dallas 42 30 .583 --
x-Memphis 38 34 .528 4.0
San Antonio 33 39 .458 9.0
New Orleans 31 41 .431 11.0
Houston 17 55 .236 25.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
No Recent Transactions
Injuries
Date Player Status
5/12/2021 Lonzo Ball Sprained Right Thumb
5/5/2021 Brandon Ingram Sprained left ankle
4/2/2021 Josh Hart Thumb
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