Life is definitely good, well for him at least.
Alvin Gentry was asked (yes, he accepted the position) of a certain team.
The current assistant coach of the Golden State Warriors will now serve as Head Coach of the New Orleans Pelicans. Although Golden State is The Western Conference Champions and will be playing against Eastern Conference Champion Cleveland Cavaliers, he will serve his position as the head coach in the 2015-2016 NBA Season immediately following the finals.
The New Orleans posted this following message via their press release:
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.
Gentry also made a statement about his new position as Head Coach:
“I’m truly honored for the opportunity to lead the Pelicans as their head coach and am anxious to get started,” said Gentry. “However, my responsibilities with the Pelicans will begin immediately after the NBA Finals are completed. Until then, my complete focus for the next two-plus weeks will be with the Warriors and the NBA Finals. We’ve had an incredible season under Steve Kerr’s leadership in the Bay Area, but still have a lot of work to do as we prepare for the Cavaliers and a tough series.”
If you did not know already, Gentry also was a Head Coach for the Miami HEAT during the 1994-95 season , Detroit Pistons for the 1997-2000 season, Los Angeles Clippers for their 2000-03 season and Phoenix Suns for their 2008-13 season. In addition, Gentry has a career record of 335-370 (.475). In addition, in the 2009-2010 season, he also lead the Suns to not only a 56-28 season, but also advancing them to the Western Conference Finals.
Congratulations to Alvin Gentry on his new position.