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July 1, 2012 Updates

Loomis knows a good thing when he sees it. And in the short time he’s spent overseeing the Hornets’ basketball operations, he’s liked what he’s seen from the club’s brain trust, General Manager Dell Demps and Coach Monty Williams. “I like what I’ve seen a lot,” Loomis said. “Monty Williams is bright. He’s got strong core beliefs and a good connection with the players. He’s tough and disciplined and believes in those kinds of things in his program. And I’d say the same things about Dell. The only thing Monty and Dell don’t have is experience.” New Orleans Times-Picayune

June 30, 2012 Updates

Demps said they will explore if unrestricted free agent Chris Kaman is interested returning. If he agrees, Kaman would likely draw a contract from the Hornets that pays him considerably lower than his $14 million salary earned last season. New Orleans Times-Picayune

``We'll talk to Chris' representatives,'' said Demps. ``I thought he played well last year. He was professional on and off the court and our teammates liked him. We're going to gage the market. '' New Orleans Times-Picayune

June 29, 2012 Updates

Hornets General Manager Dell Demps said Friday they are looking into plans about a new practice facility and he likes the idea of having it at the Saints' complex in Metairie. ``I think it will be fun like a campus,’’ Demps said. ``You have the Saints on one side and the Hornets on the other. We’re looking into it. Mr. Benson is pulling out all of the stops and we’re happy about it. He’s going to give our team and players every opportunity to develop and compete at the highest level with everything we need.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

It’s fair to say Doc is very comfortable leaving his kid in the care of New Orleans coach Monty Williams and general manager Dell Demps. And even with Austin as such a high pick, he knows he won’t have to deal with the same pressure as Anthony Davis, taken No. 1 by New Orleans. Boston Herald

“I love Monty,” he said. “Honestly, with Monty and Dell we couldn’t have asked for more. I played with Monty and coached Monty, and then I played with Dell Demps, as well. It’s like having a brother coach your son.” Boston Herald

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Hornets General Manager Dell Demps said Tuesday he hasn’t received any offers warranting serious consideration for the team’s second draft pick, the 10th overall, and he’s moving forward with plans to keep the selection. “With this draft class, I really like the 10th position,’’ Demps said. “We’re going to look at the best available player, and I think we can get any position. I think we’re going to get a good player in here.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

June 19, 2012 Updates

“Right now we’re looking at guys we can draft with the 10th pick,’’ Demps said. “If someone is going to make us a deal to make the organization better, we definitely will take a look at it. But as of today right now nothing has happened. We plan on using the 10th pick.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

June 7, 2012 Updates

New Orleans Hornets General Manager Dell Demps said they are going to explore all their options regarding their 10th overall pick in the June 28 NBA draft. And he didn't rule out the possiblity they could consider trading the pick. ``Yes, we will if it makes sense,'' Demps said. ``There’s been some teams that have put young guys around a top pick. Some of the other teams have put veterans around the pick. Some have been successful both ways. I think we’re just going to look at what is going to be the best for our situation.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

May 30, 2012 Updates
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With two lottery selections in the June 28 NBA Draft, New Orleans Hornets general manager Dell Demps and Coach Monty Williams will try to be the good luck charms the team needs to secure the highest possible pick by winning next Wednesday's NBA Lottery in New York. The Hornets possess their own lottery pick, acquired thanks to a 21-45 regular season record, as well as the one belonging to the Minnesota Timberwolves, acquired in the trade that sent Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers. New Orleans Times-Picayune

April 26, 2012 Updates
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Tom Benson’s purchase of the Hornets on Friday brought stability to the team’s future in New Orleans. It also has brought steadiness to the bench and front office. According to a league source, Benson plans to keep Monty Williams as coach and Dell Demps as general manager, both of whom were hired in 2010. New Orleans Times-Picayune

Williams, who has yet to meet with his new boss, said the settlement of the ownership issue brings ease to a franchise that seemed to be teetering since the NBA took the unprecedented step of purchasing it from George Shinn and Gary Chouest in December 2010. “I think when you have somebody like Mr. Benson, I think it makes it a ton easier because you have stability and you have foundation and you have a bit of an umbrella that comforts you from some of the storms when you don’t have an owner,’’ Williams said. “So I think it can only be good for me as a coach, our players and especially our city, and that fans can totally commit to our city.’’ New Orleans Times-Picayune

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