Sources: Hornets to hire Demps as GM

Updated: July 21, 2010, 9:29 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The New Orleans Hornets have fought off the Phoenix Suns to hire San Antonio's Dell Demps as their next general manager.

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Demps and the Hornets reached an agreement Tuesday night on a deal that will install the Spurs' vice president of basketball operations as Jeff Bower's replacement. No deal has been signed.

It is thus Demps and rookie coach Monty Williams, former teammates with the Spurs in 1995-96, who will inherit Bower's difficult ...

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