Quincy Pondexter

Jeff gonna have a big game with TA out

Jimmy Smith

Might be a silly query given the events of this week, but any questions out there for a #Pelicans' Twitter mailbag? Awaiting all comers.

Quincy Pondexter

Can't wait to watch these games tonight... Who yall got? Wizards/Hawks, Grizzlies/Warriors? #NBAPlayoffs

John Reid

Chat with John Reid at 2 p.m., about Monty Williams' firing and potential coaching candidates s.nola.com/KByOfjO via @nolanews

Jimmy Smith

ICYMI, today's column: #Pelicans don't explain reasons for firing Monty Williams but the let the wrong man let go. bit.ly/1HdvQ18

John Reid

Monty Williams expected contract extension from Pelicans, got pink slip instead s.nola.com/ESwodQI via @nolanews

John Reid

Pelicans' firing of Monty Williams unjustified, unexplained: Jimmy Smith s.nola.com/UaIVXtB via @nolanews

Jimmy Smith

From @John Reid: Dell Demps' contract with #Pelicans extends beyond this year. bit.ly/1cQsG9Q

Jimmy Smith

From @_Andrew_Lopez: #Pelicans assistants' fates to be decided by new coach. bit.ly/1RBKWDq

Jimmy Smith

From @John Reid : #Pelicans' Monty Williams expected extension, got pink slip instead. bit.ly/1F5WYP2

Jimmy Smith

Column: #Pelicans can't explain unjustified firing of Monty Williams but may have let the wrong man go. bit.ly/1PhlO6q

John Reid

Anthony Davis not given heads up about Monty Williams' firing s.nola.com/kuO8t2Z via @nolanews

Jason Calmes

An Early Look at the Candidates to Replace Monty Williams bit.ly/1KGxY26 #Pelicans #fb

Jim Eichenhofer

#Pelicans GM Dell Demps has attractive opening to fill at head coach. Story: on.nba.com/1RAXr2c http://t.co/mVVYztzL5S

Jimmy Smith

Statement from ex-#Pelicans coach Monty Williams thanks ownership, his staff, fans, NOLA. Read it here. bit.ly/1KGki7d

Quincy Pondexter

Still in shock.. Monty is a great coach! Couldn't be a better person off the court as well. Tough to… instagram.com/p/2mIa4Nml0t/

Jason Calmes

That's a wrap. Make sure to also check out @NOLAJake's Twitter feed for other points regarding Demps' press conference on Williams' firing.

John Reid

Dell Demps heading to pre-draft camp in Chicago

Jimmy Smith

As expected, no specifics regarding reasons for Monty Williams' dismissal from #Pelicans GM Dell Demps.

Jimmy Smith

That wraps up the Demps presser; he's heading to draft combine.

Jim Eichenhofer

Demps said the status of the #Pelicans assistant coaches' future with the team will be determined by the next head coach

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Can talk about free agency.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: We'll always look at situations to make team best can be.

Jason Calmes

The status of all #Pelicans assistant coaches will depend on the new head coach. Demps has spoken with all of them.

John Reid

Dell Demps said they have talked to all the assistants and it will be up to new head coach to retain them.

Jim Eichenhofer

Demps, when asked about the attractiveness of this coaching opening: "I feel like we have a good core, centered around Anthony Davis."

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Talked to all asst. coaches; job status depends on new coach.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Feel like have good core centered around Davis.

Jason Calmes

Only real takeaway so far is that Demps is being pretty vague and the team is focused on the future, not the past.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Wants to see continued growth.

John Reid

Dell Demps didn't have a problem with the previous organizational structure.

John Reid

I feel it's stable right now, Dell Demps said.

Jim Eichenhofer

Demps on big picture: "We are looking for sustained success. We want to get to the point where we are competing for championships."

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Feel stable here now with Benson ownership.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Still looking for sustained success.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Health important to roster.

John Reid

Dell Demps said it wasn't one particular thing that led to Monty Williams firing.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Game 3 loss was tough; wasn't why made decision today

Jim Eichenhofer

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

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Loomis informed me Dumars rumors untrue.

John Reid

Dell Demps declined to discuss his contract status.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Won't talk about his contract status; Loomis said Demps under contract for few years.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Felt like did best for organization.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Played lots meaningful games at end of the season.

John Reid

No time frame on hiring a head coach - Dell Demps said.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Feel good about about team and direction going.

Jim Eichenhofer

Demps on next #Pelicans coach: "Hopefully we can find someone who can take us to the next level... We're going to find the best available."

Jason Calmes

Dell Demps spoke to Anthony Davis after Monty Williams was fired, but did not give details about AD's reaction.

Jason Calmes

Dell Demps has not yet spoken to Monty Williams since the firing. Mickey Loomis was the only person to deliver the news.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Had convo with ADavis post0anouncement. Talked to number of players.

John Reid

Dell Demps will lead coaching search

Jim Eichenhofer

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."

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Will lead search; org. decision.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Hasn't talked to Wililams. Plans to. Loomis did the informing.

John Reid

Dell Demps: ''I didn't think we had a disconnect''

Jim Eichenhofer

Demps said there was no disconnect between he and Monty Williams on personnel: "I felt we communicated and were respectful to each other."

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Felt like he and Monty communicated.

Jason Calmes

The move is about what's best for us moving forward, not what Demps did or did not do.

John Reid

Dell Demps said he didn't feel like he had a rocky relationship with Monty Williams.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Talked aboutall personnel moves.

Jason Calmes

Dell Demps says that the decision was about the future of the organization. Was an organizational decision, not one person.

Jimmy Smith

DEmps: Rumors about rocky relationship. Didn't feel that way.

Jim Eichenhofer

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."

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Feel we communicated lot; met after practices and games. Talked almost every day.

John Reid

Dell Demps: 'We felt like it was the best decision to move forward.'

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Looked at everything. Tough decision.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Felt best moving forward.

Jim Eichenhofer

Dell Demps on team parting with Monty Williams: "This is about the future. We thought this was the best decision at this time."

Jimmy Smith

Demps: organizational decision.

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Looked at everything; make a decision it's about the future.

John Reid

Dell Demps: "We decided a coaching change was best for the long-term success of the organization.''

Jimmy Smith

Demps: Very difficult decision; I support it.

Jimmy Smith

Best interest to make change at this time; reading from statement.

John Reid

Mickey Loomis: "To get to the next level.''

John Reid

Mickey Loomis: ''We just felt like our group needed something different.''

John Reid

Mickey Loomis said it was organization decision to fire Monty Williams

John Reid

Monty Williams fired by New Orleans Pelicans s.nola.com/ePIPsFh via @nolanews

John Reid

Follow our live updates from news conference at 3 pm central from Pelicans headquarters

John Reid

Wouldn't be surprised if Pelicans make a push to hire Scott Brooks

Jimmy Smith

Quick reax column: #Pelicans fired the wrong man. bit.ly/1dZA0Af

Jimmy Smith

#Pelicans have fired Monty Williams. Stay with NOLA.com for more.

John Reid

Monty Williams has been fired

John Reid

Monty Williams fire

Jim Eichenhofer

Pelicans GM Dell Demps will speak to the media at 3 p.m. Central at the team's facility in Metairie

Jason Calmes

Monty was 173-221 in five years.

Jason Calmes

Monty Williams has been fired.

John Reid

Pelicans center Omer Asik was unable to emerge in postseason s.nola.com/oSTglWm via @nolanews

Quincy Pondexter

Yes, guarantee I'll be mayor of Fresno after I retire. Love my hometown. Have to make it a better place twitter.com/thecarter/stat…

Quincy Pondexter

Already failed 1st day of uncle duties. Nephew is late for school.. Blame it on McDonald's drive thru

Jimmy Smith

Column: @Alexis Ajinca can handle #Pelicans' center job at a more affordable price than @Omer Asik. bit.ly/1HeIbVP

John Reid

Pelicans' most critical move this summer is signing Anthony Davis to extension s.nola.com/i7B0gxF via @nolanews

John Reid

Do you think Anthony Davis will accept five-year extension or agree to short-term deal? s.nola.com/6rr4aSh via @nolanews