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Pelicans fire Gentry

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It’s somewhat ironic to watch the Phoenix Suns playing so well under Monte Williams while the Pelicans played so poorly under Gentry.

 

So it was time for him to go.

Lets face it, although the Pelicans are young, I think it’s time to go for a total rebuild around Zion.  It’s probably time to trade Holiday, and get whatever we can for him.  He’s a good player, but hot and cold on offense and will be in the last year of his contract.   Give him a chance with a contender.  

Also, not sure if Ingram is deserving of a max type contract.  He might be the best we can do, but he seems to disappear during crunch time.
If you sign him to a big contract, you are probably stuck with him.  He has had physical issues also. 

Ball played horribly in the Bubble.  I like Hart, he plays with a lot of energy.  Melli couldn’t hit a 3 pointer.  The other two rookie first rounders look like keepers.  I guess we have to give the young players time; maybe a coaching change will help.  
 

Lots of decisions to make.

 

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Alvin Gentry relieved of head coaching duties

 
Posted: Aug 15, 2020

August 15, 2020

New Orleans Pelicans Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin announced today that Alvin Gentry has been relieved of his head coaching duties.

“I’m grateful for and appreciative of Alvin’s commitment to the organization and, most importantly, the local community,” said Griffin. “The City of New Orleans is richer because of his presence here. These types of moves are often about fit and timing, and we believe now is the right time to make this change and bring in a new voice.”

“I want to thank Alvin for his contributions to the Pelicans and the New Orleans community,” said Pelicans Owner Gayle Benson. “We believe that making a head coaching change is necessary at this time. I truly appreciate Alvin’s leadership, dedication and perseverance through some challenging circumstances over the past five seasons. He will always be a part of our Pelicans family, and we wish him and his family all the best in the future. Our intention moving forward is to find the right head coach that will guide this Pelicans team to compete for championships. That is what our fans deserve.” 

Gentry was named head coach of the Pelicans on May 30, 2015. He compiled a 175-225 (.438) regular season record in five seasons with New Orleans, earning one playoff berth in 2018 and advancing to the Western Conference Semifinals. The Pelicans finished the 2019-20 season with a 30-42 record.

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Gentry had to go.

But he handled his time here, including the crazy times with Anthony Davis last season , with class.

A change had to be made. But Gentry was a class act.

 

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It appears our coach is going to come from the staffs of the remaining playoff teams.  I think it will be Lue, as he has a relationship with Griffin...  

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On 9/2/2020 at 7:06 AM, Boris said:

It appears our coach is going to come from the staffs of the remaining playoff teams.  I think it will be Lue, as he has a relationship with Griffin...  

That wouldn't surprise me at all.

I'm an old school guy, so I like D'Antoni.  But the truth is that he hasn't won a championship in all of the years he's coached in the NBA.  

And Lue has...albeit with LeBron James.

 

 

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On 9/3/2020 at 11:00 AM, Slidell Saint said:

That wouldn't surprise me at all.

I'm an old school guy, so I like D'Antoni.  But the truth is that he hasn't won a championship in all of the years he's coached in the NBA.  

And Lue has...albeit with LeBron James.

 

 

Sparky Anderson once said what helped him become a good manager was he spent a lot of time on the bench and was able to study the game. Lue was the same. He spent a lot of time on the bench on those Lakers teams led by Shaq and Kobe. I'd be fine with hiring Lue 

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