Source: Dell Demps’ future with Pelicans not decided yet _lowres

Advocate file photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Alvin Gentry holds up a jersey as he is introduced as the Pelicans' new head coach in June. Pelicans Executive Vice President Mickey Loomis, left, and Pelicans General Manager Dell Demps join him onstage. Gentry is bringing a new, uptempo system with him, and the Pelicans hope that roster stability from last season will aid in the transition to the faster-paced style.

The New Orleans Pelicans have not made a final decision about the future of general manager Dell Demps or any other part of the team’s basketball operations, a source familiar with the situation said Saturday night.

There is a “careful evaluation” of the club’s basketball operations underway, a source said, as is the case after every season. That process has not been completed, the source said.

Multiple league sources have told The Advocate they expect Demps to return, but the ultimate decision lies in the hands of upper management.

Demps is scheduled to hold a news conference on Monday, but that is unrelated to any decision about his future, a source said.

Demps has not met with reporters since March 25. When asked about his job security then, Demps said, “I feel great about my job. I come to work every day and I feel great about it.”

Demps, 46, is coming off his sixth season as New Orleans’ general manager. The franchise has reached the playoffs twice in his tenure, but the team fell to 30-52 this season, the first under head coach Alvin Gentry.