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Pelicans looking forward to simpler defensive schemes under Gentry

When the Pelicans hired Alvin Gentry as their new head coach this summer, it was with the expectation that he'd help turbo-charge an offense that was near the bottom of the league in pace last season.But an added bonus may be a simplification of the defense.Under previous head coach Monty Williams, defense was the priority, and the Pelicans were tasked with keeping multiple schemes...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Enter Training Camp with Playoff

Head Coach Alvin Gentry and Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans pose for photos during NBA Media Day on September 28, 2015 at the New Orleans Pelicans practice facility in Metairie, Louisiana. (Getty Images) The New Orleans Pelicans opened training camp on Tuesday and players reported to new Pelican’s head coach Alvin Gentry. Gentry was an assistant coach for the NBA Champion...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike D'Antoni attends first day of Pelicans' practice

Mike D'Antoni was the architect of the famous "seven seconds or less" Phoenix Suns offense, and new Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry was on his staff as an assistant during that time.Gentry is a firm believer in playing at a faster pace, and he's expected to immediately make that a priority in New Orleans. And there's perhaps no better way to do that than to have his mentor in attendance...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans coach wants Anthony Davis to shoot more threes

Superstar power forward Anthony Davis made a single three-pointer during the 2014-15 season, but it effectively sent the New Orleans Pelicans into the playoffs. However, Alvin Gentry—the franchise’s new head coach—wants to see “The Brow” hoist more triples next year. According to John Reid of, Gentry said: “That’s got to become a consistent shot for...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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 rotation. It’s...
Via The Sports Post
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry to Anthony Davis: ‘We’re coming right back here!’ (Video)

The Golden State Warriors are your 2014-15 NBA champions and assistant coach Alvin Gentry was the mastermind behind their historic, transcendent offense that proved once and for all that a jump-shooting team could in fact win an NBA championship. While celebrating the Warriors’ championship-clinching 105-97 Game 6 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
June 17, 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...
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May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Alvin Gentry hired as new Pelicans head coach

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...Read More
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

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 who...
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May 26, 2014  |  Discuss

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