Warriors associate head coach Alvin Gentry is preparing to face the Houston Rockets, but he may also have New Orleans on the mind.
The Pelicans have received permission to interview Gentry for their vacant head coaching position, according to an ESPN report.
New Orleans fired Monty Williams last week, a little more than two weeks after being swept by Golden State in the first round of the playoffs.
In addition to various assistant coaching positions, Gentry had head coaching stints with the Heat (1994-95), Pistons (1997-2000), Clippers (2000-2003) and Suns (2008-2013).
He posted an overall record of 335-370 (.475 percent), and led the Suns to the 2010 Western Conference Finals.
According to the report, the Warriors declined comment.
The 60-year old is reportedly a "serious front-runner" for the Bulls job, if Chicago elects to part ways with Tom Thibodeau.