Certain family members of Zion Williamson want to see him on another team, sources tell The Athletic. The Pelicans have missed the playoffs in each of Williamson’s first two seasons in the NBA and the team will have a third head coach in all three years of the former Duke star.
Williamson’s family has expressed unhappiness with the Pelicans, voicing displeasure with Stan Van Gundy, who they thought was too rigid and demanding as head coach. The player, however, is said to be focused on basketball and helping the Pelicans win next season. Williamson was also irritated by the decision to trade J.J. Redick.