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Williams introduced as Hornets head coach

4 years ago Tuesday, June 08, 2010 3:34:46 PM CDT June 08, 2010 Tuesday, June 08 2010 Jun 8, 2010 in News
Source: WBRZ Sports 2 / Associated Press

Monty Williams says he thought the New Orleans Hornets would be a good fit for him in large part because of the presence of Chris Paul.

Speaking at his formal introduction as the Hornets' new coach on Tuesday, the former Portland assistant said he was reminded when the Trail Blazers acquired Andre Miller how much easier basketball becomes with an elite point-guard.

The 38-year-old Williams is a head coach for the first time and also the youngest one in the NBA.

Williams says he wants the Hornets play an up-tempo style, but not at the risk of increased turnovers. The new coach also says that if the Hornets don't improve defensively on the perimeter as well as the inside, it won't matter what style of offense they play.

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