The New Orleans Hornets have signed general manager Dell Demps to a new multi-year contract extension. 

“Dell has a bright future ahead as the GM of our team and Mr. Benson and I couldn’t be more impressed with the track this team is on and are excited about the future,” said Hornets Executive Vice President Mickey Loomis. “He has helped shape this organization with the current team of young, talented players and we look forward to seeing the growth of the franchise during this exciting time for the franchise.”

Demps, hired by the Hornets on July 27, 2010 as the seventh general manager in franchise history, is in his third season with the team. In Demps’ first season with the Hornets, the team made the 2011 playoffs after missing the postseason the year prior.