Hornets GM: No coaching offers on table yet

By Brett Martel
AP Sports Writer / May 26, 2010

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NEW ORLEANS—Hornets general manager Jeff Bower says the club has yet to make a formal offer to any candidate for its open coaching job.

Bower says the team has had discussions with many impressive candidates and will issue an official update when the process is over and an agreement has been reached. He says any other information should be considered unreliable.

A person familiar with the process told The Associated Press on Monday on condition of anonymity that Boston Celtics assistant Tom Thibodeau is the Hornets' leading candidate.

New Orleans has interviewed eight people for the opening, including Portland assistant Monty Williams and former Mavericks coach Avery Johnson.

Bower issued the statement Tuesday night.

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