Gayle Benson’s Message to Pelicans Fans
The New Orleans Pelicans finally made some changes to their front office on Friday when they decided to move on from General Manager Dell Demps. The replacement in the interim compacity will be former Cleveland Cavaliers (2005-2010) and Atlanta Hawks (2012-2015) GM Danny Ferry according to Adrian Wojnarowski
Ferry has actually been with the Pelicans for three years in that part-time/special advisor role.
Gayle Benson also made a statement Friday afternoon and she was all business:
“We will immediately begin the process of restructuring our basketball operations department, this will include a comprehensive, but confidential, search aided by outside consultants to identify a new leader of our basketball operations, directly reporting to me.”
Benson would go onto say,
“I would like to extend my appreciation to Dell for his tireless work and commitment to our team over the last eight-plus years. Dell, his wife Anita, and his family have been a credit to our city and I wish them nothing but the greatest success going forward. As difficult as these decisions are, my responsibility is to provide the leadership and resources necessary to deliver a winning team to our fans and community. I take that responsibility seriously and would like to assure our fans that I am prepared to provide any, and all, resources required to compete for championships. My expectations, and the expectations of our fans, are that this team will compete at a high level for the remainder of the season. While we still have many more critical decisions to make when this season comes to an end, I am focused on making sure we are properly positioned to succeed and that we are headed in the right direction. Finally, I would like to recognize and thank our fans for their support through all of this. I am excited about our future and the opportunities ahead.”
Extremely well said by Mrs. Benson and this should give you hope as a Pelicans fan that the turmoil that this organization is currently going through will not last forever, that they will persevere. Gayle is a true leader and it was great to hear her speak out on this matter.
We'll see where the team decides to go long-term and what they decide to do in terms of a suitor for Anthony Davis.