The New Orleans Pelicans announced the firing of head coach Monty Williams. And despite a 45-37 record and a playoff appearance, it should come as a surprise to no one.
No one expected the Boston Celtics to be good entering the season. Even with presumably a healthy Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green, they were still widely expected to finish with no more than 30 wins. And to some that may have even been a stretch.