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A sleeper possibility in New York could be Tyronn Lue, who has been hailed as a future head coach by Alvin Gentry and played for Jackson. For Kerr, the bigger coaching allure has to be the potential of that Golden State job opening, so he could have a more talented team with the young star he once coveted and thought he landed in Phoenix — Stephen Curry. Arizona Republic

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The Los Angeles Clippers today named Alvin Gentry Associate Head Coach and Armond Hill, Kevin Eastman and Tyronn Lue as assistant coaches on the staff of new Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations and Head Coach Doc Rivers. It was also announced that JP Clark will serve as Assistant Players Skills Coach. Gentry, 58, returns to Los Angeles with over 30 years of NBA and collegiate coaching experience. This will be Gentry’s third stint with the Clippers after previously serving as both head coach (2000-2003) and assistant coach (1990-91). The Shelby, NC native most recently served as the head coach of the Phoenix Suns from May 9, 2009 until mutually parting ways with the Suns on January 18, 2013. NBA.com

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David Aldridge: Source says that Tyronn Lue will join Doc Rivers' staff in L.A. with the Clippers. Alvin Gentry agreed earlier to join Clips' as assistant. Twitter @daldridgetnt

Former Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry will join Doc Rivers' new staff with the Los Angeles Clippers as an associate head coach, according to a source. Gentry was sought out by Rivers because of his institutional knowledge of the franchise, where he was a head coach from 2001-03, and his reputation as an offensive-minded coach who helped get the best out of Amar'e Stoudemire in Phoenix. Gentry will be asked to do similar work in L.A. with young Clippers forward Blake Griffin. ESPN.com

And if the owners are looking for someone “exotic,” they could go with Boston-born David Blatt, who is currently head coach of the Israeli pro team Maccabi Tel Aviv, or Italy’s Ettore Messina, currently coaching CSKA in Moscow and considered one of the top coaches in Europe. “There are five or six ‘names’ like Lionel Hollins and George Karl and Alvin Gentry and Scott Skiles,” a league source said. “Then you look at the younger guys — and there aren’t a lot of them that are hot names right now.” Boston Globe

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