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Team: Golden State Warriors
Age / DOB:  (60) / 11/5/1954

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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

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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

Alvin Gentry has agreed to join the Warriors staff as an assistant coach, according to Yahoo! Sports.

There was a report from a less reputable source earlier today, so this one confirms the deal. Gentry was basically the third choice for the Cavs' head coaching job and was also in the mix for other coaching jobs, but he obviously feels he won't be a head coach next season. The Warriors reportedly offered Gentry more money to get the deal done. Steve Kerr was Gentry's general manager when he was the coach of the Suns in 2009, so now he'll help Kerr again in Oakland.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 11:49:00 PM

Updating a previous item, the Warriors are offering Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry more money to become their assistant coach, according to Yahoo! Sports.

There was a report that Gentry and the Warriors have come to terms, so we're still looking for some confirmation. If the Warriors are able to bring in Gentry, it should really help out Steve Kerr.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 09:02:00 PM

Alvin Gentry will join the Warriors as an assistant coach, according to

There should be more confirmation soon, but with the Cavs offering their head-coaching job to David Blatt, Gentry's chances of being a head coach this time around seem slim. This is a big win for the Warriors and Gentry should help Steve Kerr in his first season.
Thu, Jun 19, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry will have a second interview with the Cavaliers about their vacant head coaching position on Friday.

Gentry will meet with owner Dan Gilbert, another sign that the Cavs are serious about his candidacy, though he may still face competition from Tyronn Lue. After a stint as Miami's interim coach during the 1994-95 season, Gentry has served as head coach for the Pistons (1997-2000), Clippers (2000-2003) and Suns (2008-2013), a wealth of experience which may give him an edge for the Cavs' job.
Wed, Jun 11, 2014 10:25:00 AM

Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry will get a second interview for the Cavs' head-coaching job.

Now that the Jazz have hired Quin Snyder, Gentry's best chance to become a head coach is with the Cavs. While he has also interviewed with the Lakers, he is not considered as the favorite for that job. The Cavs will likely either hire Gentry or Tyronn Lue and a decision should be made soon.
Mon, Jun 9, 2014 11:39:00 AM

Current Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry will have his second interview with the Jazz on Tuesday.

Gentry has interviewed with the Lakers and Cavs, as well. The Jazz will likely need to aim their sights a little bit lower than some of their counterparts, but by moving quickly they should be able to get one of the guys on their shortlist. That list currently includes Gentry, Quin Snyder and Adrian Griffin.
Mon, Jun 2, 2014 10:34:00 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers will interview Clippers' assistant Alvin Gentry on Friday for their vacant head coaching position.

Gentry will have interviewed with the Jazz, Lakers, and Cavaliers and it would be very surprising if he does not receive a head coaching offer after his interview tour is finally over. Among his potential suitors, the Cavs may have the most enticing group of young players with Kyrie Irving, Dion Waiters, Tristan Thompson and the future number one overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Thu, May 29, 2014 05:52:00 PM

The Lakers will interview Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry for their head-coaching vacancy.

He's a wanted man these days and will also interview for the Cavs and Jazz while he also has interest to be an assistant for the Kings. There are not many big-name coaches available this offseason, so Gentry has a good chance to have his first head-coaching gig since the Suns in 2013.
Source: LA Times
Mon, May 26, 2014 12:27:00 PM

The Utah Jazz will interview Clippers' assistant Alvin Gentry for their vacant head coaching position.

The Kings and Cavaliers are reportedly interested in Gentry as head coach, while the Warriors hope to bring him in as an associate head coach under Steve Kerr. His most recent head coaching experience came with the Phoenix Suns where he was the head coach from 2008-2013.
Wed, May 21, 2014 05:49:00 PM

Alvin Gentry will join Doc Rivers' coaching staff with the Clippers, source tells ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne.

Gentry was reportedly choosing between assistant jobs with Mike D'Antoni and the Lakers or Rivers after interview for head coaching jobs over the last two months. We think Gentry chose wisely considering Rivers has a much stronger foothold with the Clippers than D'Antoni has down the hall.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 02:49:00 PM

Alvin Gentry will have his second interview with the Grizzlies later this week.

The Grizz are expected to complete their search for Lionel Hollins' replacement by the end of the week. Assistant Dave Joeger is considered the front-runner, but Gentry is strongly in the mix. From a fantasy perspective, Gentry is the more desirable candidate as a proponent of free-flowing offense.
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 03:11:00 PM

The Grizzlies came away from their interview with Alvin Gentry extremely impressed by the former Suns coach, a source tells CBS Sports' Ken Berger.

Gentry interviewed with the Grizzlies on Friday. He was expected to meet with owner Robert Pera and CEO Jason Levien. Gentry got a bit of a short stick in Phoenix, stuck with an extremely undermanned roster operating under a strict budget. Berger reports the Grizzlies will interview former Nuggets coach George Karl on Monday and then assistant Dave Joerger will follow Tuesday. Joerger is considered the favorite for the job, while Karl has reportedly expressed a strong interest in the position. It remains to be seen if Friday's interview will vault Gentry to the top of the list.
Sat, Jun 15, 2013 12:58:00 PM

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