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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:53 pm    Post subject: Rumor: Pelicans will soon fire coach Alvin Gentry

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Rumor: Pelicans will soon fire coach Alvin Gentry

Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry works for a lead executive – David Griffin – who inherited, rather than chose, Gentry in the first place. Gentry has had just one winning season in five years in New Orleans, and the Pelicans particularly underwhelmed this season.

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William Guillory of The Athletic:

The worst-kept secret in the NBA is that Gentry’s time with the Pelicans won’t last much longer.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN:

Executive VP David Griffin and Pelicans ownership have a decision to make with a year left on Gentry’s contract, sources said. Consider two relationships Griffin has back to his front-office days in Cleveland and Phoenix, respectively, if there’s a change in New Orleans: LA Clippers assistant Ty Lue and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, sources said.

Zion Williamson was transcendent at times this season. Brandon Ingram blossomed. Youngsters Lonzo Ball, Josh Hart and Jaxson Hayes showed flashes. Veterans Jrue Holiday, J.J. Redick and Derrick Favors provided reliable depth and versatility.

But New Orleans was never quite as good as the sum of its parts.

Some of that falls on Gentry.

The Pelicans’ defense was often scrambled. An offensive-minded coach, Gentry hasn’t shown he can correct that issue. His lineup decisions rarely maximized the offense, either.

Lue and Kidd are unsurprising candidates. Lue had a great record working for Griffin with the Cavaliers (obligatory LeBron James mention), and Kidd is good at getting his name tied to job searches. Are Lue and Kidd the most likely coaches to replace Gentry? Maybe. Or maybe they’re just the first candidates to emerge publicly. This job search isn’t even officially underway.

But it could be soon.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 10, 2020 4:38 pm    Post subject:

Would be so awesome if we bought in Alvin Gentry as the top offensive coordinator but every time we want someone the Clippers always interfere.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:28 am    Post subject:

Finally. Never thought he was a good coach.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:57 pm    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
Finally. Never thought he was a good coach.


I agree. But I did enjoy his banter with Kobe in 2010.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 12:20 pm    Post subject:

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Would be so awesome if we bought in Alvin Gentry as the top offensive coordinator but every time we want someone the Clippers always interfere.

why would we want him in any capacity? He's a nice guy but he has never impressed me as a coach.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2020 5:00 pm    Post subject:

Why not? Anything to save money right Gayle?
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2020 6:34 pm    Post subject:

Long overdue.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:23 pm    Post subject:

A season too late.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:47 pm    Post subject:

Better to get a young ex college coach that can relate to all the youngsters...
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 6:02 am    Post subject:

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Better to get a young ex college coach that can relate to all the youngsters...


Don’t bet on the youngsters sticking around with the exception of Ingram, the others will be packaged in a deal to bring in a veteran star to help Zion and the Pelicans.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:21 am    Post subject:

Official, per Woj

New Orleans has dismissed coach Alvin Gentry, sources tell @_andrew_lopez and me.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2020 8:38 am    Post subject:

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Clippers assistant coach Ty Lue and Lakers assistant coach Jason Kidd are expected to be prime candidates for the Pelicans' coaching vacancy, league sources say, with Lue and Kidd also both on the Nets' list of prospective candidates when Brooklyn's search starts in earnest soon
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 5:51 am    Post subject:

There goes the first domino. The question now is who else is heading out and do they go for a rebuilding coach or someone who can push them across the line. Some changes needing made there. Subtle, yet serious
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 8:54 am    Post subject:

They have to make a decision on Lonzo, personally I have given up on him as a NBA starter with his brutal shooting. He can maybe salvage a Sean Livingston type career as a smart player coming off the bench.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:35 am    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
They have to make a decision on Lonzo, personally I have given up on him as a NBA starter with his brutal shooting. He can maybe salvage a Sean Livingston type career as a smart player coming off the bench.


Yeah. After 3 seasons he's the same player. No development.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 9:52 am    Post subject:

danzag wrote:
LakerLanny wrote:
They have to make a decision on Lonzo, personally I have given up on him as a NBA starter with his brutal shooting. He can maybe salvage a Sean Livingston type career as a smart player coming off the bench.


Yeah. After 3 seasons he's the same player. No development.


I actually thought he looked a lot more Improved this season compared to last year with the Lakers, at 1 point this season he was knocking down 3’s on a solid clip but yeah.. It just doesn’t seem like he has any kind of motive to become a star in this league now with Ingram it’s different cause he has Improved in every season he’s been in the league and finally became an all star this season.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:44 pm    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
Why not? Anything to save money right Gayle?


They’re spending more money by paying him his last year’a salary and paying a new coach
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2020 12:59 pm    Post subject:

LakerLanny wrote:
They have to make a decision on Lonzo, personally I have given up on him as a NBA starter with his brutal shooting. He can maybe salvage a Sean Livingston type career as a smart player coming off the bench.


I missed very few Pelicans games this year. Lonzo wasn’t the same player. He developed admirably this year and without that poor 8 gane bubble ppl would be talking about him being snubbed from the MIP considerations
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