The Pelicans Lock Down Head Coach Alvin Gentry Long Term
New Orleans Pelicans Head Coach Alvin Gentry has agreed to a two-year contract that keeps him in New Orleans through the 2020-2021 season.
The Pels are coming off an appearance in the Western Conference semifinals, and looked like a team on the rise against other playoff competition.
"Locked on Pelicans" Podcast Publisher Jake Madison told the Louisiana Radio Network that Gentry piloted the team through a roller coaster season, starting with a first half that included a radically different roster.
The Pelicans went 20-8 in their final 28 games of the regular season, despite the season-ending injury to DeMarcus Cousins.
Which is where the Pelicans will turn their attention to now. Even though there might be a very long, outside shot at LeBron James, the Pelicans will be working to try to bring DeMarcus Cousins back into the fold. He will be a free agent this summer, but he's coming of a career altering injury, and the team did perform very well while he was out. So they will likely be looking to get him at a discount.