The Hornets announced the hiring of assistant coaches Randy Ayers and Fred Vinson on Wednesday, completing the staff for the 2010-11 season. You can listen to head coach Monty Williams and Ayers speak to the New Orleans media in our audio section.
A few of the noteworthy points from the interviews:
Williams, making his debut as a head coach, stressed Ayers lengthy experience in the NBA and basketball. I needed a guy who was going to help me navigate through these waters Ive never been through before, Williams said.
Williams said Vinson was added to the staff as an assistant coach-slash-player development guy. Vinson will focus on working with young players Quincy Pondexter Craig Brackins, Darren Collison and Marcus Thornton.
Mike Malone is Williams lead assistant.