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OAKLAND – One of the byproducts of the Warriors’ record-setting season is the potential for other teams to raid their assets. One of those assets is associate head coach Alvin Gentry, and he’s getting plenty of interest.
The Pelicans are first in line, according to a Yahoo Sports report late Monday afternoon, stating that the Pelicans would meet with Gentry on Monday night.
The Pelicans are in the market for a coach after firing Monty Williams last week, shortly after being swept by the Warriors in the first round of the playoffs.
Gentry, 60, has been a head coach for four different NBA teams, most recently the Suns in 2013.
Steve Kerr, upon being hired by the Warriors last May, essentially recruited Gentry away from the Clippers. The two men have a relationship that dates back to the late 1980s and they also worked together in Phoenix when Kerr was the general manager and Gentry.
Generally considered the highest-paid assistant in the league, at a reported $800,000, Gentry also has been mentioned as a potential candidate to the next head coach in Chicago, as the Bulls are expected to part ways with Tom Thibodeau.