Pelicans fire general manager Dell Demps

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Dell Demps

The New Orleans Pelicans have parted ways with general manager Dell Demps. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the news Friday morning.

Pelicans owner Gayle Benson was displeased by the optics Thursday night when disgruntled star Anthony Davis left the Smoothie King Center at halftime of the New Orleans win over Oklahoma City. The game aired nationally on TNT.

Demps had served as the Pelicans general manager since 2010 with just a pair of playoff appearances in his tenure. Wojnarowski confirmed New Orleans has stayed in-house for the interim choice with Danny Ferry.

No matter who the new GM will be, the Pelicans will focus on their own best interests in the eventual trade of Davis.

As for head coach Alvin Gentry, it appears Benson and other team officials are satisfied with his performance under turmoil at the moment.

The Pelicans are 26-33 heading into the NBA All-Star Break. Davis reportedly suffered a minor contusion against the Thunder, leaving the game in the first half before exiting the arena alongside agent Rich Paul well before the final horn Thursday. He is expected to play in the All-Star Game in Charlotte.

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