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U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The New Orleans Pelicans can call off their search for a head coach — because Louisiana congressman Cedric Richmond, D-New Orleans, says HE’S the man for the job.

In a video posted Thursday at TMZ.com, Richmond jokingly says he would happily give up his duties Capitol Hill to devote his time to bulding a winning team around Pelicans star Anthony Davis.

The Pelicans fired Coach Monty Williams last week after five seasons.

See the TMZ video here.