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Team: New Orleans Pelicans
Age / DOB:  (60) / 11/5/1954

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Alvin Gentry has been emphasizing playing at a faster pace during the Pelicans' mini-camp.
"Coach Gentry was emphasizing with the players at the team meetings in putting in some of his offensive system and saying we're not a jogging team, but a running team," Lead assistant Darren Erman said. Gentry was a major part of developing the Warriors' offensive system in Golden State, and under his guidance the Dubs ranked first in pace on their way to their first championship in over 40 years. Needless to say, the Pelicans will be dialing up the tempo next season, which will not only be fun to watch, but it is a system that will foster plenty of fantasy value. Jul 8 - 9:52 AM

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The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Robert Pack as an assistant coach.

Pack had previously been an assistant with the Oklahoma City Thunder and will now join Alvin Gentry's bench in New Orleans. Gentry has wasted no time putting his staff together with Pack and former Celtics assistant Darren Erman and it looks like he'll have a full stable of assistants assembled within days of his hire as the Pelicans head coach.
Jun 2 - 10:07 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans are reportedly close to hiring Darren Erman as associate head coach.

Erman had previously held an assistant job with the Celtics and will now oversee the Pelicans defense. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Erman has already informed the Celtics that he will be joining the Pelicans, which means Alvin Gentry is one step closer to assembling a full staff.
Jun 2 - 9:38 AM

The New Orleans Pelicans have officially hired Alvin Gentry as their head coach.

"We are excited to announce that Alvin Gentry is the new head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. We warmly welcome Alvin and his family to the Pelicans organization," said GM Dell Demps. Gentry expressed his excitement as well, but he will not officially begin his new role until the Golden State Warriors conclude the NBA Finals. Gentry should help to maximize Anthony Davis' seemingly limitless offensive potential, which is a frightening thought for fantasy owners and every other NBA team in the league.
Jun 1 - 9:39 AM

Warriors head coach Steve Kerr offered Alvin Gentry his support for taking the Pelicans' head coaching job.

"I'm extremely happy for Alvin and wish him the best of luck in this new challenge," Kerr said in a statement. "He's had a tremendous impact on the success of our team this season and, personally, has been instrumental in my development as a coach. His experience as a head coach in the NBA has been invaluable during my first season and will, likewise, serve the Pelicans well as they move forward." Gentry has done an outstanding job by helping the Warriors reach the NBA Finals, and he has plenty to be excited about with Anthony Davis waiting for him in New Orleans. For now, his only focus will be on the Warriors as they look to claim the Larry O'Brien Trophy.
May 31 - 1:15 PM

The Pelicans have chosen Alvin Gentry as their new head coach, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Well, so much for Tom Thibodeau or Jeff Van Gundy taking over. Gentry has always been viewed as a player's coach and he's earned another chance after two very successful stints as an assistant with the Clippers and Warriors. Gentry does run an up-tempo style, so there should still be plenty of fantasy goodness for Anthony Davis and Co.
May 30 - 7:32 PM

Alvin Gentry had a second interview with the Pelicans and is "emerging" as the frontrunner, according to's John Reid.

The Pelicans are believed to be after Gentry, Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy. While Gentry has been somewhat successful with the Suns as a head coach and very successful as an assistant with the Clippers and Warriors, he wouldn't be as big of a splash as Thibs or JVG. It sounds like the Pelicans want to get a coach before the NBA Finals start.
May 29 - 9:39 PM

Alvin Gentry is reportedly "more than interested" in the Pelicans' head coaching position, and he's very likely to secure a second interview with the club after the Warriors' postseason run is over.

"He's more than interested," an anonymous source said regarding Gentry. "He really believes that this is a job that would certainly define him as a coach because of the opportunity that it creates." The opportunity to coach Anthony Davis as he makes his ascension into superstardom is certainly an alluring prospect, and with the Pelicans searching for a coach to bring an exciting, up-tempo offense to the team, Gentry does make a lot of sense. Tom Thibodeau is still in the running, but Gentry would be a better fit considering what New Orleans is asking for, so he appears to be the frontrunner right now.
May 21 - 4:55 PM

The Pelicans are meeting with Warriors assistant coach Alvin Gentry on Monday.

They were granted permission earlier today. Gentry will meet with general manager Dell Demps and president Mickey Loomis. With the Magic likely to make a heavy investment in coach Tom Thibodeau, Gentry may be considered as the frontrunner for the Pelicans' job.
May 18 - 10:10 PM

The Pelicans have received permission to interview Golden State assistant coach Alvin Gentry for their coaching vacancy.

Gentry is right at the top of the list for assistant coaches to take over as a head coach. He has done a fine job as the assistant for the Warriors and for the Clippers since his head-coaching days in Phoenix. The Pelicans are also believed to be interested in coach Tom Thibodeau, who may be let go in the coming weeks. The team is unlikely to make a hire in the near future.
May 18 - 5:13 PM

Alvin Gentry and Mike D'Antoni are two names on Denver's coaching radar, according to Sports Illustrated.

The team wants to play fast again, and both coaches would help achieve that. More concerning for Denver, however, is the construction of the roster as well as who is actually calling the shots in the front office. Until the latter is sorted out, it's going to be hard to hire a head coach.
May 18 - 10:20 AM

Alvin Gentry is reportedly an early favorite to land the Chicago Bulls head coaching position once Tom Thibodeau is ousted.

Gentry is very well respected around the league, and many believe that his assistant coaching stint with the Warriors will be of the one-and-done variety, so there is some merit to this report. The source also speculates that the situation with Thibodeau will have a quick resolution, with Thibs ultimately landing in New Orleans. Fred Hoiberg is also reportedly in the running, but Chicago remains skeptical they'll be able to land him. We'll continue to provide updates on this story as more information becomes available. Stay tuned.
May 15 - 1:07 PM

Alvin Gentry stated during a recent interview that while he'd be interested in returning to a head coaching role, he's more than happy to remain as the Warriors' offensive coordinator.

"I'm in a great situation, a great spot," Gentry said. "If there's a good situation, yeah, I would like to be a head coach again. But it would have to be a situation that would have to be very good. What we got here is very special, and I've been in the league long enough to know that I wouldn't want to go into a situation that I didn't think had potential to be this way." Gentry's name has surfaced as a potential fit for the Nuggets, and it'll be interesting to see how this story develops over the offseason.
Mar 13 - 11:02 AM

Alvin Gentry's deal to become an assistant coach with the Warriors is not yet official, but it's "moving in that direction," according to GM Bob Myers.

"We believe [bringing on Gentry as an assistant coach] will happen," said GM Bob Myers. "When I say that, that means it hasn’t been pen to paper at this point. But all indications are that it will happen, barring something unforeseen. We’re excited about it, should it happen. It was important to the organization and Steve as well; he wanted to have someone with head coaching experience." Steve Kerr was the GM for the Suns while Gentry was their head coach, and they will now again work together in Oakland.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 06:36:00 PM

Assistant coach Alvin Gentry will make over $800K per season with the Warriors.

That's believed to be about double his salary with the Clippers last season. The Warriors certainly aren't pinching pennies with their coaching staff after also making Steve Kerr one of the highest-paid coaches in the NBA at a five-year, $25 million deal despite having zero coaching experience.
Fri, Jun 20, 2014 01:42:00 PM

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