Players on the New Orleans Pelicans had tension with Stan Van Gundy during his first season with the New Orleans Pelicans, sources tell Scott Kushner of the Times-Picayune.

Sam Amick of The Athletic previously reported a similar sentiment while on the radio in New Orleans.

“In New Orleans, the players are not vibing with the coach,” Amick said on KHTK radio. “There’s issues there.”

The Pelicans blew 14 double-digit leads and had one of the league's worst defenses. Van Gundy, however, deserves credit for turning Zion Williamson into their point guard.

The Pelicans hired Van Gundy on a four-year deal in October 2020.