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Anthony Davis
Anthony Davis
Position: F
Born: 03/11/93
Height: 6-10 / 2.08
Weight:220 lbs. / 99.8 kg.
Salary: $7,070,729
“Everybody’s a little different in how they play the game,” D’Antoni said. “More power than Amar’e, I don’t think is possible. There’s probably more finesse in Anrthony’s game. But it doesn’t take a genius to coach the kid — give him the ball and get out of the way. The one thing I know about Anthony having been with him with the Olympic team, is that he’s a great kid. “I think Alvin and Anthony will get along great. I think there’s going to be a great bond there in figuring out how to get to the playoffs and then how to win a title.” Kerr believes D’Antoni was the catalyst for the new era of offensive basketball in the NBA, and thinks Gentry will play that way in New Orleans.
The Pelicans source said Gentry was staying away from that, and that the decision to hire assistants Darren Erman and Robert Pack was made before Gentry rejoined the Warriors last Sunday. Unlike Budenholzer, who two years ago was introduced to the local media before rejoining the Spurs, Gentry’s introduction has been delayed until after the Finals end and there was no planned timetable for that to happen. “If Golden State wins it, Alvin will probably want to say for the victory parade,” the source said, “He’ll be here then. We don’t play a game until November.”
The source did not indicate if other team officials had spoken with Davis, who is expected to be given a max contract offer worth approximately $144 million July 1. Davis, in an interview with SI.com to promote his appearing on the cover of a video game, indicated he was not upset he had not heard from Gentry. “I haven’t reached out to him; I’ll let him reach out to me,” Davis said. “I know right now he’s still the coach for the Warriors and trying to get a ring. “When the series is over, I definitely want to reach out to him. He’ll probably reach out to me and try to talk more basketball and what our future will be.”
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In the week since he was hired as the new coach of the Pelicans, Alvin Gentry has yet to speak to his best player — and vice versa. But from the Pelicans’ end, not reaching out to Anthony Davis is because of an agreement Gentry would concentrate on his current position as associate head coach of the Golden State Warriors until after the NBA Finals before officially representing the Pels, a source close to the situation said Saturday. “It will happen soon enough,” the source said. “There’s no problem.”
Was it tough to see Monty Williams go and what lessons do you take with you? Anthony Davis: It’s always tough to see a coach go. I came in with that coach and he taught me a lot about the game, about life, about being a man. It’s always tough to see the coach that you came in with leave. We still talk about everything. Just because he’s not coaching us anymore doesn’t mean he won’t be a factor in my life. We still keep in touch and I wish the best for him.
Has Gentry reached out to you at all since being named head coach? Anthony Davis: I haven’t tried to reach out to him. I’ll let him reach out to me. I know right now he’s still the coach for the Warriors and trying to get a ring. When the series is over, I definitely want to reach out to him. He’ll probably reach out to me and try to talk more basketball and what our future will be.
The Pelicans made a coaching change this summer. Are you excited about having Alvin Gentry on board? Anthony Davis: I know he did a lot in Phoenix when he was with Amar’e [Stoudemire] and Steve Nash. I remember watching them play all the time and how they played that up-tempo pace. I’m very excited for what he can bring to our organization. I can’t wait for the year to start and get rolling and see what he has to bring to our team to make us go to the next step.
Jeff Van Gundy declined to acknowledge on the “Dan Patrick Show” on Wednesday if he has been contacted by the New Orleans Pelicans for their vacant head-coaching job. But Van Gundy didn’t make a point to publicly deny his interest in replacing Monty Williams and coaching superstar forward Anthony Davis. When asked on the show if he would like to coach Davis, Van Gundy said: ”There is no one who ever coached that wouldn’t want to coach a great player with great character. And so I’ve been able to do that in my life. I’ve already coached a player with a great character and you know how important that is if you want to win big in a situation. I had Patrick Ewing, Yao Ming and (Tracy) McGrady in Houston, (Charles) Oakley and all these guys. Anybody who that says, nah … I wouldn’t want to coach (Davis) who is a top-five player and a great person, I wouldn’t believe that if someone said that.”
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The Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James headline the 2014-15 All-NBA First Team, the NBA announced today. Curry, the 2014-15 Kia NBA MVP, and James received First Team votes on all 129 ballots. This marks the first All-NBA First Team selection for Curry and the ninth in 12 seasons for James, who tied Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson for the third most all time. Joining Curry and James on the First Team are James Harden of the Houston Rockets, Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans and Marc Gasol of the Memphis Grizzlies. Harden, who garnered 125 First Team votes, makes his second straight appearance on the First Team. Davis (119 First Team votes) and Gasol (68 First Team votes) earned First Team honors for the first time.