#NBAFrontOffice: Is the Pelicans' job better than the Bulls'?

In the latest installment of the NBA Front Office series, Tom Penn (playing the role of general manager), Chad Ford (assistant GM), David Thorpe (senior consultant), Amin Elhassan (scouting director) and Kevin Pelton (analytics director) discuss the New Orleans Pelicans' firing of coach Monty Williams and whether the Chicago Bulls coaching job is better than the one in New Orleans.

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Tom Penn: At ownership level, the New Orleans Pelicans have real uncertainty because Tom Benson's ailing health and a feud among his heirs -- between his wife and granddaughter -- over who controls the Saints and Pelicans. Right now, Saints GM Mickey Loomis, a renowned NFL executive, is also speaking on behalf of the NBA franchise, which is unusual.

But this is a unique situation. The Pelicans are going through the growing pains and maturation of what eventually should be a great team, with a brilliant franchise star in Anthony Davis. They made the Western Conference playoffs this season, which was a remarkable success. They surprised everyone, however, by firing coach Monty Williams. So what we have is a talented team in turmoil.

Let's take over the Pelicans right after the firing. We'll discuss whether it was the right move and what they have to do going forward and evaluate just how good that coaching job really is.