Hornets Extend Contract of Head Coach Monty Williams

Hornets are building a strong foundation post Chris Paul.

Locking in the coach is part of that puzzle.

Hornets coach Monty Williams has agreed to a four-year contract extension that would keep him in New Orleans through 2016.

The deal announced by the club Sunday morning comes as the 40-year-old Williams heads into the final year of the contract he received when he took his first NBA head coaching job in New Orleans in 2010.