Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Very sad news concerning New Orleans Pelicans former head coach

Wife of former Pelicans head coach killed in crash

 UPDATED 7:27 PM CST Feb 10, 2016                                                     
Monty Williams (2015)
Things were shaking up over at the Smoothie King Center as well. In May, the New Orleans Pelicans fired head coach Monty Williams. The team earned its first postseason berth in four seasons under Williams in the 2014-15 season. In the end, it wasn't enough for Tom Benson to keep Williams who had been with the team since 2010.
OKLAHOMA CITY —The wife of former Pelicans head coach Monty Williams has died.
Ingrid Williams, 44, died Wednesday afternoon the day after being involved in a car crash in Oklahoma.
After being fired by the Pelicans last summer, Monty Williams became the associate head coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder and relocated his family to Oklahoma City.
Ingrid Williams is survived by Monty and the couple's five children.
The Oklahoma City Thunder released a statement Wednesday evening.
"The Thunder organization has heavy hearts tonight with the news of Ingrid's passing. Words cannot adequately describe how deep our sorrow is for the loss of Monty's wife. Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty and his family, and we will support him in every way possible. We know the entire community of Oklahoma City has them in their prayers."
The Pelicans also released a statement on behalf of owners Tom and Gayle Benson.
“The New Orleans Pelicans are devastated to hear the news of Ingrid Williams’ passing. Ingrid was beloved by the Pelicans organization and the New Orleans community and will forever be remembered as one of the most generous, kind and humble individuals we’ve ever known. Our thoughts and prayers are with Monty Williams and his family during this difficult time.”

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