The New Orleans Pelicans dismissed coach Alvin Gentry on Saturday according to ESPN’s Andrew Lopez and Adrian Wojnarowski.
The New Orleans Pelicans have dismissed coach Alvin Gentry, sources tell @wojespn and me.— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) August 15, 2020
New Orleans disappointed in the NBA restart games. They were expected to contend for the play-in series, but only won two of their eight games and ended the season in last place among Western Conference bubble teams.
Gentry spent five seasons with the Pelicans after serving as an assistant under Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors. He finished with a 175-225 record in New Orleans making the playoffs once in the 2017-18 season where he advanced to the second round with a sweep over the Portland Trail Blazers.
In an article posted on ESPN, Lopez and Wojnarowski listed some potential candidates to replace Gentry:
Among those coaches expected to be part of the Pelicans search: Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, Clippers assistant Ty Lue and former Nets coach Kenny Atkinson, sources said. The Pelicans are also expected to have an interest in Brooklyn interim coach Jacque Vaughn, should the Nets decide not to retain him, sources said.