NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Hornets coach Monty Williams says he has agreed to a four-year contract extension that would keep him in New Orleans through 2016.
The deal announced by the club Sunday morning comes as the 40-year-old Williams heads into the final year of the contract he received when he took his first NBA head coaching job in New Orleans in 2010.
The Hornets did not release contract terms, but Williams confirmed the length of the extension in a text message to The Associated Press.
Williams took the Hornets to the playoffs his first season. Last season, the club went 21-45 after trading Chris Paul in a deal that has helped New Orleans to build for the future with 2012 draft picks Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers.