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Dell Demps heading to pre-draft camp in Chicago
That wraps up the Demps presser; he's heading to draft combine.
Demps: Can talk about free agency.
Demps: We'll always look at situations to make team best can be.
Dell Demps said they have talked to all the assistants and it will be up to new head coach to retain them.
Demps, when asked about the attractiveness of this coaching opening: "I feel like we have a good core, centered around Anthony Davis."
Demps: Talked to all asst. coaches; job status depends on new coach.
Demps: Feel like have good core centered around Davis.
Only real takeaway so far is that Demps is being pretty vague and the team is focused on the future, not the past.
Demps: Wants to see continued growth.
Dell Demps didn't have a problem with the previous organizational structure.
I feel it's stable right now, Dell Demps said.
Demps on big picture: "We are looking for sustained success. We want to get to the point where we are competing for championships."
Demps: Feel stable here now with Benson ownership.
Demps: Still looking for sustained success.
Demps: Health important to roster.
Dell Demps said it wasn't one particular thing that led to Monty Williams firing.
Demps: Game 3 loss was tough; wasn't why made decision today
Demps said he talked to a "number of players" along with Anthony Davis about move. Many aren't in town. Demps plans to speak w/all of them
Demps: Loomis informed me Dumars rumors untrue.
Dell Demps declined to discuss his contract status.
Demps: Won't talk about his contract status; Loomis said Demps under contract for few years.
Demps: Felt like did best for organization.
Demps: Played lots meaningful games at end of the season.
No time frame on hiring a head coach - Dell Demps said.
Demps: Feel good about about team and direction going.
Dell Demps spoke to Anthony Davis after Monty Williams was fired, but did not give details about AD's reaction.
Dell Demps has not yet spoken to Monty Williams since the firing. Mickey Loomis was the only person to deliver the news.
Demps: Had convo with ADavis post0anouncement. Talked to number of players.
Dell Demps will lead coaching search
Demps on next coach: "We're going to begin that process immediately after this. I don't have a timetable. I'm going to lead the search."
Demps: Will lead search; org. decision.
Demps: Hasn't talked to Wililams. Plans to. Loomis did the informing.
Dell Demps: ''I didn't think we had a disconnect''
Demps said there was no disconnect between he and Monty Williams on personnel: "I felt we communicated and were respectful to each other."
Demps: Felt like he and Monty communicated.
The move is about what's best for us moving forward, not what Demps did or did not do.
Dell Demps said he didn't feel like he had a rocky relationship with Monty Williams.
Demps: Talked aboutall personnel moves.
Dell Demps says that the decision was about the future of the organization. Was an organizational decision, not one person.
DEmps: Rumors about rocky relationship. Didn't feel that way.
Demps: "We looked at everything. There wasn't one particular thing. It was a tough decision, but one we felt was best for the organization."
Demps: Feel we communicated lot; met after practices and games. Talked almost every day.
Dell Demps: 'We felt like it was the best decision to move forward.'
Demps: Looked at everything. Tough decision.
Demps: Felt best moving forward.
Dell Demps on team parting with Monty Williams: "This is about the future. We thought this was the best decision at this time."
Demps: organizational decision.
Demps: Looked at everything; make a decision it's about the future.
Dell Demps: "We decided a coaching change was best for the long-term success of the organization.''
Demps: Very difficult decision; I support it.
Best interest to make change at this time; reading from statement.
Demps in the room.
Mickey Loomis: "To get to the next level.''
Mickey Loomis: ''We just felt like our group needed something different.''
Mickey Loomis said it was organization decision to fire Monty Williams
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