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Hornets give coach Monty Williams four-year extension

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Williams, here with Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers, heads into his third season coaching the Hornets. (US Presswire)  
Williams, here with Anthony Davis and Austin Rivers, heads into his third season coaching the Hornets. (US Presswire)  

NEW ORLEANS -- New Orleans Hornets coach Monty Williams has agreed to a multiyear contract extension.

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, citing team policy. A person familiar with the extension told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity that it lasts four years through 2016.

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.

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