Brandon Ingram and Stan Van Gundy had a strained relationship throughout the 20-21 season, sources tell Christian Clark of The Times-Picayune.

The Pelicans fired Van Gundy as head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday. 

Ingram was an All-Star and the Most Improved Player in the league in 19-20. Ingram subsequently signed a five-year, $158 million deal with the Pelicans in restricted free agency.