The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with General Manager Dell Demps, they team announced Friday Morning. Demps had been GM for 9 years, which saw three trips to the playoffs but only moving past the first round.
“I would like to extend my appreciation to Dell for his tireless work and commitment to our team over the last eight-plus years. Dell, his wife Anita, and his family have been a credit to our city and i wish them nothing but the greatest success going forward — Gayle Benson (Pelicans Owner)
Former General Manager for the Cavaliers and Hawks Danny Ferry (consultant to Pelicans) has been named the team’s interim GM. New Orleans assistant GM David Booth was considered for the roles, as well.
The Organization has been pleased with how Alvin Gentry’s been navigating the team under intense scrutiny. Gentry’s future is in the hands of the Next GM and his view on the Team.
ESPN first broke the story.