And there's a big name who wants the top job: Master P.
"I think it's time," Master P told TMZ. "They gotta do something different, unique."
Hiring the "Make 'Em Say Uhh!" artist would certainly be unique, and he does have experience coaching in AAU.
"I played in the NBA, I done coached a lot of great players that are in the league. I done took my sons from being high-school athletes to maybe they'll be the next future big-time pro athletes."
The Pelicans, who finished this past season 31-41 and missed the playoffs, should be worried that Williamson and his family are reportedly disgruntled with the franchise. Could Master P fix that?
"We'll win and Zion will be happy," Master P said. "I feel like it's motivating the players and understanding them, that's the most important thing."
Of course, Master P has no chance of even interviewing with the Pelicans, but crazier things have happened.
Master P might not be the next Pelicans coach, but he's got a point.
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