According to the Associated Press, New Orleans Hornets head coach Monty Williams has agreed to a four-year contract extension. The deal will keep him in New Orleans through 2016.

The deal, which was announced by the club Sunday morning, comes as the 40-year-old Williams heads into the final year of his contract he received when he took his first took the head coaching job back in 2010.

The Hornets did not release contract terms, but Williams confirmed the length of the extension in a text message to the Associated Press.

Williams took the Hornets to the playoffs his first season with a 46-36 record. Last season, the New Orleans struggled as they went 21-45 after trading star point guard Chris Paul to the Los Angeles Clippers before the deal. However, it was a deal that helped New Orleans build for the future with the acquisition of 23-year-old shooting guard Eric Gordon and an additional first-round draft choice.

The Hornets then won the NBA's draft lottery and selected Kentucky star Anthony Davis first overall and added Duke's Austin Rivers with the 10th pick. They seem to have a real promising future in New Orleans. This off-season, the Hornets have also traded to acquire forward Ryan Anderson from Orlando and center Robin Lopez from the Phoenix Suns.

We will see how the Hornets progress in the process of rebuilding. So far, I am really excited for the Hornets and am "on my toes" to see what their next move will be to improve their franchise further more.

Dedrick Hendrix is a contributing writer for FootBasket. You can follow him on Twitter@DedrickHendrix


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