Solomon Hill’s defense compares favorably to one of the best in the game, Kawhi Leonard

The New Orleans Pelicans biggest detriment should be much improved thanks to just one particular free agent signing. The growing sentiment among a number of close followers of the team believe Solomon Hill will be the New Orleans Pelicans starting small forward on opening day. It’s not a difficult assessment to conclude considering Tyreke Evans will not be ready at the start of...
Via The Bird Writes
23 hours ago

Pelicans' Alvin Gentry says Tyreke Evans won’t be ready for start of 2016-17 season

The New Orleans Pelicans were torn apart at the seams by injury last season, and their luck still doesn’t appear to be getting any better. In an appearance on The Lowe Post podcast with ESPN’s Zach Lowe on Friday, Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry said that guard Tyreke Evans will not be ready for the start of the 2016-17 season. “He won’t be ready for the start of the season...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans GM second-guessing, undermining Gentry

New Orleans Pelicans general manager Dell Demps hired Alvin Gentry as his head coach last offseason. It sounds as though he already regrets it. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of the Vertical, Demps has spent much of the season second-guessing and undermining Gentry, even within earshot of players. “Sources tell me that [Demps] spent way too much of this year second-guessing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Pelicans considering shutting down Anthony Davis

Alvin Gentry’s first season as the New Orleans Pelicans head coach has not gone according to plan. Coming off a 2014-15 campaign that saw New Orleans earn a playoff spot before eventually dropping to Gentry’s old team in the first round, the expectations were that the Pelicans would take the next step. That was magnified by the presence of all-everything big man Anthony Davis...
Via Sportsnaut
March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Anthony Davis, the New Orleans Pelicans and frustration

After going 45-37 and earning the 8th seed in the Western Conference playoffs, the New Orleans Pelicans were one of the most hyped teams heading into this NBA season. This was supposed to be the year where Anthony Davis was going to absolutely explode onto the scene. The fourth-year man out of Kentucky has been doing his thing since day one, and is having another brilliant year statistically...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry concedes Pelicans are out of playoff race

The Pelicans have 23 games remaining in the regular season and currently sit six games behind the Houston Rockets, who hold the eighth and final spot in the NBA's Western Conference playoff race. In theory, New Orleans shouldn't be written off yet. Realistically, well, that's another story. The Pelicans are certainly facing an uphill battle, one that head coach Alvin Gentry concedes...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry should make the Pelicans the NBA's fastest team

By Miles Wray Even though Anthony Davis just put together the 11th-best PER of all time in the 2014–15 season — only Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan and LeBron James have ever done better — there’s a lot about the New Orleans Pelicans that feels boring, forced, an obligation. Underneath the astronomically developing Davis, the Pelicans simply have not put together a winning...
Via The Sports Post
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Why Alvin Gentry is a Great Hire for the New Orleans Pelicans

The New Orleans Pelicans have reportedly hired Golden State Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry to be their new head coach. A 27-year veteran of the NBA bench, Gentry will bring much needed experience to a Pelicans roster that’s on the brink of contending in the Western Conference. His fast-paced offense should also do well with the type of talent New Orleans possesses. Great pick...
Via Sportsnaut
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Alvin Gentry hired as new Pelicans head coach

By Larry Brown Alvin Gentry has been hired by the New Orleans Pelicans as their new head coach, according to a report. ESPN’s Marc Stein says the two sides agreed to terms on a contract Saturday. Gentry is currently serving as an associate head coach of the Golden State Warriors and will not join the Pelicans until after the NBA Finals end. Gentry, 60, is back in the head...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 30, 2015  |  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

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