Pelicans pick Alvin Gentry in front of Jeff Van Gundy


Jeff Van Gundy and Alvin Gentry were the two main candidates for the New Orleans Pelicans head coach position alongside with Tim Thibodeau after his firing from the head position at the Chicago Bulls’ bench.

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It seems like the Pelicans decided to go with a more offensive approach to their future, which is understandable for a team that finished among the bottom five in the league when we’re talking about offensive efficiency last season.


Alvin Gentry had his biggest success with the Phoenix Suns, organization where he spent 10 seasons as an assistant and head coach, because of the implementation of a style of play that allowed a mediocre team with two point guards in the likes of Goran Dragic and Eric Bledsoe to reach league’s elite when it comes to the offensive segment of the game.

It’s also interesting to notice that Gentry begun his coaching career as an assistant on a San Antonio Spurs squad led by coaching legend Larry Brown, together with Gregg Popovich. It seems like Pelicans star player Anthony Davis will have an excellent offensive mind working with him in New Orleans, but it is still unclear will Gentry be able to handle all the other players on the roster like Tyreke Evans, Eric Gordon and Ryan Anderson.


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