New Orleans, LA - The New Orleans Hornets have reportedly reached an agreement with Monty Williams to be their next head coach.
According to The Times-Picayune, the two sides have agreed in principle on a three-year contract with an option for a fourth year.
Williams has been the assistant coach for the Portland Trail Blazers since 2005.
New Orleans started the 2009-10 season with Byron Scott at the helm. However, a 3-6 start led to his firing. General manager Jeff Bower stepped in as interim head coach and led the club to a Southwest Division-worst 37-45 record.
The Hornets were in need of a coach after Bower resigned to concentrate on his front office duties.