The New Orleans Pelicans are currently fighting for the playoff participation at the restart of the NBA season. As soon as the season is over, a decision about your head coach will be made.
Alvin Gentry only has one outstanding year of contract and how ESPN reported, the owners and Executive Vice President David Griffin have not yet decided whether the 65-year-old should keep the job.
It is not known whether this will determine whether New Orleans reaches the playoffs. The Pelicans are currently on a 30-39 record, their chances of at least reaching the play-in tournament are considered to be rather slim. # 1 pick Zion Williamson’s team have only won two of their five games in the bubble so far.
Should New Orleans decide against Gentry, there are also two candidates Griffin has in mind, according to the report: Tyronn Lue, currently assistant coach at the LA Clippers, and Jason Kidd, who is currently holding the same position at the Los Angeles Lakers.
Lue coached the Cleveland Cavaliers under Griffin, both of whom were prominently involved in LeBron James’ team’s 2016 title. Kidd knows Griffin from common times with the Phoenix Suns, when the former was still an active player and Griffin worked in the front office of the team from Arizona.