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Alvin Gentry’s Success is Dependent on Anthony Davis

Pelican’s new head coach Alvin Gentry coaches the Phoenix Suns during a game in 2009. (Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports) Yesterday the New Orleans Pelicans signed Alvin Gentry to a 4 year 13 million dollar deal, making him the head coach of the team. New Orleans elected to go with a proven coach in Gentry, whose greatest success came in 2010 when he took Steve Nash and the Pheonix...
Via The Sports Journal
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans steal defensive guru Darren Erman from Celtics

The New Orleans Pelicans are building a staff around new head coach Alvin Gentry, and it looks like Boston Celtics' assistant Darren Erman will be part of the foundation. Erman will serve as associate head coach, according to Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.This marks the end of Erman's second stint with the C's, he was also here from 2007-2010 under Doc Rivers before joining Brad Stevens...
Via Celtics Life
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans hire Alvin Gentry as head coach

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY SportsThe New Orleans Pelicans have ended their coaching hunt and have reached an agreement with Golden State Warriors associate head coach Alvin Gentry. Gentry, whose last stint as an NBA Head Coach was in 2012-2013 with the Phoenix Suns, has a coaching record of 335-370, with an impressive playoff record of 21-12. “We conducted an extensive coaching...
Via Sports-Glory
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pelicans Hire Darren Erman As Associate Head Coach

Alvin Gentry has hired Darren Erman as an associate head coach on his coaching staff with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to sources. Erman informed Boston Celtics officials on Tuesday that he has accepted the job with the Pelicans. Erman is a disciple of Tom Thibodeau and has been credited for defensive schemes in his time with the Golden State Warriors.
Via RealGM
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Assistant Darren Erman To Be Hired As Pelicans Associate Head Coach

Boston Celtics defensive guru Darren Erman reportedly is leaving the team to join the staff of new New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry. ESPN.com’s Marc Stein first reportedly early Tuesday morning, citing league sources, that the Pelicans were “in advanced negotiations” with Erman. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports a few hours later reported, also per league sources...
Via NESN.com
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Warriors' Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson 'not excited' to face Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry

If there's anybody who knows just what former Warriors assistant and new New Orleans Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry is capable of, it's Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. He was a massive part of the Splash Bros. offensive ferocity, after all.And now that Gentry's move down to New Orleans is official, Curry and Thompson are already talking about how little they're looking forward...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alvin Gentry eyeing former Warriors defensive assistant for Pelicans bench

Former Golden State Warriors assistant coach Darren Erman gained some modicum of notoriety for the odd circumstances around his dismissal in Oakland, but there's no denying that he's one of the savviest young coaches in the league. His specialty is defense, and the Boston Celtics snatched him up to help out on that end after he was fired by the Warriors.Now, according to ESPN.com...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Van Gundy on Alvin Gentry as Pelicans coach: 'Going to do a terrific job'

Kudos to former NBA head coach, current ESPN analyst and reported candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans coaching position Jeff Van Gundy for being a good sport about not being the man for the job. The basketball lifer was part of a pre-Finals conference call on Monday, and he was asked his opinion on how Alvin Gentry will fare as the coach of the Pelicans. Van Gundy's response was...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans: Alvin Gentry Hiring Grade

(Source: Christian Petersen/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… After years of being a mediocre to okay team under Monty Williams, the New Orleans Pelicans hired Alvin Gentry to become their new head coach. In doing so, they made a very important decision about what their team will look like in the future. Gentry certainly has the pedigree...
Via HoopStuff
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Melvin Hunt is the frontrunner for Nuggets coach

Now that Alvin Gentry is the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, it appears as if Melvin Hunt is the leading name to become the next head coach of the Nuggets, according to Jared Zwerling. Also from a source: Melvin Hunt is currently the front-runner for the Nuggets' coaching job. Mike D'Antoni has not interviewed with Denver.— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) May 28, 2015...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gentry Showed Pelicans How Anthony Davis Was Being Underutilized

During his interviews with the New Orleans Pelicans, Alvin Gentry expressed his belief that Anthony Davis' offensive skills have been underutilized. Gentry came into his initial interview with charts and graphs to express his point. Davis averaged 24.4 points in 36.1 minutes per game during the 14-15 season with a True Shooting Percentage of .591 and usage of 27.8.
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans name Alvin Gentry new head coach

Anthony Davis has a new molder. The best young NBA big man this side of Shaquille O’Neal was the best selling point for any free agent coach...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry must worry about backcourt, not Anthony Davis

Some coaching hires are met with waves of acclaim and very little opposition. Some hires involve relative unknowns, or if not that, people who lived so far under the radar that it’s hard to even form an opinion. Such was the case with Erik Spoelstra in Miami after the high-profile Pat Riley years (interrupted by Stan Van Gundy’s tenure). Many hires in this or any other professional...
Via Crossover Chronicles
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry must worry about his backcourt, not Anthony Davis

Some coaching hires are met with waves of acclaim and very little opposition. Some hires involve relative unknowns, or if not that, people who lived so far under the radar that it’s hard to even form an opinion. Such was the case with Erik Spoelstra in Miami after the high-profile Pat Riley years (interrupted by Stan Van Gundy’s tenure). Many hires in this or any other professional...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brian Shaw Interested In Replacing Alvin Gentry As Warriors' Associate Head Coach

Brian Shaw attended the Golden State Warriors' practice on Saturday and would be interested in joining the team as an associate head coach. Alvin Gentry will leave the current position to take the head coaching job of the New Orleans Pelicans. Shaw was fired by the Denver Nuggets this season. Shaw is an Oakland native and his family moved back to their Oakland Hills home on Saturday.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Pelicans Name Alvin Gentry Head Coach

A photo posted by New Orleans Pelicans (@pelicansnba) on May 30, 2015 at 9:30pm PDT The New Orleans Pelicans named Alvin Gentry the team’s head coach, it was announced today by Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Dell Demps. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not released. Gentry becomes the sixth head coach in franchise history....
Via Hooped Up
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry wins Anthony Davis Sweepstakes

After talking with the likes of Jeff Van Gundy, Tom Thibodeau, Vinny Del Negro and others, the New Orleans Pelicans are turning over their most precious commodity, Anthony Davis, to Alvin Gentry. The 60-year-old Golden State Warriors assistant is the … Continue reading →
Via John Clay's Sidelines
2 days ago

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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans hire Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry as coach

  A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have hired Golden State Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry as head coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. The person says Gentry is expected to remain with Golden State until the Warriors complete the NBA Finals against Cleveland...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

AP source: Pelicans hire Alvin Gentry as coach

NEW ORLEANS (AP) A person familiar with the situation says the New Orleans Pelicans have hired Golden State Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry as head coach. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Saturday on condition of anonymity because no announcement has been made. The person says Gentry is expected to remain with Golden State until the Warriors complete the NBA Finals against...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  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
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Pelicans

Alvin Gentry and the New Orelans Pelicans have agreed upon a deal for him to become their next head coach. Gentry will assume his duties with the Pelicans after the Finals as he is currently assistant coach of the Golden State Warriors. Gentry replaces Monty Williams as head coach. Gentry has developed a reputation as one of the league' better coaches on offense. The Pelicans...
Via RealGM
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The New Orleans Pelicans Hire Warriors Assistant Alvin Gentry As Coach

The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry to be the team’s next head coach. ESPN sources say the New Orleans Pelicans have chosen Alvin Gentry as their new head coach — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 30, 2015 Gentry will finish out playoffs with Warriors and then take over as coach of Anthony Davis […] The post The New Orleans Pelicans Hire Warriors...
Via Diehardsport
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles Interviews With Pelicans

Scott Skiles remains the frontrunner for the Orlando Magic job, but he has also been interviewed by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans and Magic both entered their coaching search with Tom Thibodeau as a candidate, but he remains under contract with the Chicago Bulls. Jeff Van Gundy and Alvin Gentry have also interviewed with the Pelicans.
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Alvin Gentry interviews with Pelicans, still focused on Warriors

  Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr acknowledged Thursday that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans' job. Kerr's comments came before the Warriors hosted the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals. He said Gentry met with Pelicans officials earlier this week, but the interview process hasn't taken Gentry away from his...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss
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