New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps will not hold a news conference Monday as originally scheduled, the team announced on Sunday.
No reason was given for the decision, which the Pelicans announced in a release saying the news conference would be “rescheduled at a later date.”
The change is the latest twist in an uncertain weekend for Demps.
As of Saturday night, no decision had been made about whether to retain Demps, a source familiar with the situation said. The organization still was conducting a “careful evaluation” of the club’s basketball operations, the source said, and no personnel decisions had been made.
Even with that uncertainty, the Pelicans announced Saturday morning that Demps would hold a news conference on Monday. He has not spoken with reporters since March 25.
On Sunday afternoon, the Pelicans announced the postponement of that news conference.
Demps, 46, is coming off his sixth season as New Orleans’ general manager. The franchise has reached the playoffs twice in his tenure, but it fell to 30-52 this season, the first under head coach Alvin Gentry.
Multiple league sources have told The Advocate they expect Demps to return as general manager, and a source familiar with the situation said on Friday that there has been no indication Demps won’t be retained. But the final decision rests with upper management, which still is evaluating the franchise as it does after every season, a source said.