The Hornets have signed Monty Williams to a new four-year contract extension.

“He knows and we know that he’s here for the long term as we develop a young team into a championship contender,” said Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, who also oversees the Hornets’ basketball operations. “I’ve been very impressed with Monty since we purchased the team.

“I’ve also been impressed with Dell (Demps) and the job he’s done and the staff in the basketball operations.”

Williams is entering his third season as head coach of the Hornets.