The AP reports: New Orleans Hornets assistant coach Kenny Gattison is leaving the franchise after six years. His contract expires at the end of this month. The team says the Hornets and Gattison agreed he could pursue other opportunities.

InsideHoops.com says: The Hornets had a good season in 2008-09 but disappointed a bit, mostly because of injuries to Tyson Chandler, Peja Stojakovic and Morris Peterson, who missed plenty of games and when on the court were often playing hurt.