According to Marcus Thompson of Mercury News, reports have confirmed that Golden State Warriors associate head coach Alvin Gentry has accepted the position of head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. Gentry holds the promise of enhancing the Pelicans’ offensive schemes and expanding the role of budding superstar Anthony Davis, already a dominant two-way talent.
Gentry is one of the most experienced members of the coaching carousel, having coached in the NBA in some capacity for over 25 years. Arguably Gentry’s most successful stint as head coach was in 2009-10 as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns. Led by two-time MVP Steve Nash, Gentry’s Suns made a deep postseason run that saw them fall to the eventual champion Los Angeles Lakers in the Western Conference Finals.
On many occasions, Gentry has been recognized and acknowledged by Warriors head coach Steve Kerr as an instrumental part of the team’s success. He will assume his duties as Pelicans head coach upon the completion of the postseason.
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