Former Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry hired as head coach in New Orleans
May 30, 2015, 5:10 PM | Updated: 5:17 pm
Reports say Alvin Gentry has been hired as the new head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans.
ESPN sources say the New Orleans Pelicans have chosen Alvin Gentry as their new head coach
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 30, 2015
Gentry spent the last year as an assistant coach under Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors.
From 2009-13, he was the head coach of the Phoenix Suns and led the team to the Western Conference Finals in 2009-10. The team lost in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers, who ultimately won the championship.
In his five seasons leading the Suns, Gentry posted a 158-144 record and a 16-10 playoff record.