Report: Suns’ Willie Green a candidate for Pelicans head-coaching job
Phoenix Suns assistant coach Willie Green is reportedly a candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans head coach vacancy, per the Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer.
Green is also reportedly a candidate for both the Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards head-coaching jobs.
Green, 39, has been on head coach Monty Williams’ staff since his arrival to the Valley in 2019. The coaching staff sports an 85-60 record over two regular seasons. The Suns returned to the playoffs this season, earning a Western Conference Finals berth. Phoenix enters play Wednesday night with a 3-2 lead over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Before joining Phoenix’s ranks, Green got his coaching start as an assistant to Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors in 2016. During his three-year stint with the Warriors, Green was a part of two championship teams.
Green began his NBA career with the Philadelphia 76ers in 2003. He was eventually traded in 2010 to New Orleans, joining the Williams-led Hornets.
He took his talents to the Atlanta Hawks the following season before playing for the Clippers (2012-14) and Magic (2014-15).