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ALVIN GENTRY RUMORS & GOSSIP

Naked Shaq forced guys to wrestle with him while at Suns

Shaquille O’Neal is well known for his love of pranks so it’s no surprise that the future Hall of Fame center was involved in naked shenanigans while playing for the Phoenix Suns. When Shaq was with the Suns in 2008-09, he forced fellow players to wrestle with him.  This was something even Alvin Gentry, the Suns’ head coach at the time, couldn’t get out of! Bare in mind...
Via Phoenix Sports-Kings
August 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaquille O’Neal used to force his teammates and coaches to wrestle with him while naked

If you’re eating while you’re reading this, you might want to look away now. In a video with ESPN’s Henry Abbott, ex-Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry revealed that Shaquille O’Neal used to get naked and pounce on unsuspecting teammates and coaches in order to wrestle with them. Seriously. “When we got Shaq, when he was a Phoenix Sun, he was a guy who loved pranks...
Via Lakerholicz.com
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry headed to Golden State

Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry is leaving Los Angeles to take the same position with the Golden State Warriors, NBA officials who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter confirmed. Gentry has agreed to a three-year deal that will pay him about $750,000 per season, the officials said, making him the highest-paid assistant in the NBA. Gentry will join the staff...
Via Fox Sports West
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers To Interview Alvin Gentry

Alvin Gentry has been added to the Los Angeles Lakers' list of head coaching candidates. Gentry spoke with Mitch Kupchak on the phone last Friday and will have an interview on Wednesday. Gentry has also interviewed for the head coaching job with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Utah Jazz. The Lakers became more interested in talking with Gentry after speaking with several coaches...
Via RealGM
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry Expected To Interview For Jazz's Coaching Vacancy

Alvin Gentry is expected to interview for the head coaching vacancy of the Utah Jazz, according to sources. The Jazz have already interviewed Adrian Griffin for the opening but have taken a deliberate approach to the search. The Cleveland Cavaliers have also discussed interviewing Gentry, who is receiving interest to become the associate head coach under Steve Kerr with the Golden...
Via RealGM
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gentry out as Suns coach

PHOENIX -- Alvin Gentry is out as the Phoenix Suns coach. The news was first reported Friday morning by FOX 10 sports anchor Jude LaCava and was confirmed by the Suns shortly afterward, who said an interim head coach would be named within 48 hours. Immediate speculation centered on assistant coach Elston Turner and player development assistant Lindsey Hunter. The Suns issued a...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Gentry's Suns will mix up lineups

PHOENIX -- This year's rewritten Phoenix Suns script seems to be offering considerably more than a changing of the point guard. Evidence of the differences is everywhere. There's a new offensive structure (which wasn't working very well), a fresh paint job for the U.S. Airways Center floor and nine players who worked somewhere else last season. One additional -- and...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
November 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Suns' solid defense winning games

PHOENIX -- It still seems bizarre each time it's said, but it can't denied: The Phoenix Suns are playing good, solid defense. The defensive revolution -- albeit brief thus far -- continued in Phoenix on Friday night as the Suns (3-4) handed the NBA's third best scoring team just its second loss in a 102-77 win over the Portland Trail Blazers. "Our defense has been...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Gentry 'frustrated,' considering lineup changes

After Wednesday's loss to the NBA champion Dallas Mavericks dropped the Suns to 2-4, coach Alvin Gentry said Thursday he's frustrated with how the team is playing and is considering lineup changes. "I'm frustrated in that I think we're much better than we're playing," Gentry said. "I don't think I'm asking anyone to do anything that they...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Suns find offense, get much-needed victory

PHOENIX -- Alvin Gentry assumed the responsibility of carrying 1-year-old Matteo into the Phoenix Suns' locker room on Monday afternoon. The Suns' head coach seemed happy to do it. Well, he sort of owed the kid's dad a favor. Matteo's old man is Steve Nash, and the veteran point guard did Gentry a solid by carrying his team down the home stretch of a 102-91 victory...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
January 02, 2012  |  Discuss
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