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May 22, 2015 Updates
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NBA responds to critics with video: Proud Father, Stephen Curry. Stephen Curry reflects on what it’s been like to have 2-year old daughter, Riley, in his life. Sportando

The New Orleans Pelicans might not have to do much courting with Golden State Warriors lead assistant Alvin Gentry, who has emerged as a leading candidate for the team's vacancy at head coach. Gentry, who was interviewed by Pelicans executive vice president Mickey Loomis and general manager Dell Demps on Monday night in San Francisco, believes the opportunity to coach star forward Anthony Davis could be career defining, according to a source close to Gentry. New Orleans Times-Picayune

''He's more than interested,'' the source said Thursday morning. ''He really believes that this is a job that would certainly define him as a coach because of the opportunity that it creates. ''Certainly this is one of those jobs that you feel is probably as good as any job available right now, no question. Even if there were no other jobs, it would still be the best.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

At 30, an age when Bogut would have expected to be peaking statistically, he was averaging career-lows of 6.3 points and 23.6 minutes for the Warriors during this regular season. He made 22 free throws all year, as many as the Rockets' James Harden -- to whom Bogut is now committed defensively - converted in a 50-point performance against the Nuggets two months ago. Bogut's numbers have been further diminished in 11 playoff games, in which he has averaged 4.8 points (on 4.3 shots) in 25.0 minutes. "It's always tight,'' he said of his right elbow. "It's just my touch. Some days I will shoot the ball the way I was shooting pre-injury, and I feel good. And then I might just sleep funny on it or something, and I wake up and it's a little tight and it changes my shot.'' NBA.com

The league says the flop occurred after Curry's 3-pointer with 3:07 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 110-106 victory. "Yeah, I don't agree with it," Curry said at practice. "I watched the play over and, transition play, so obviously balance is not very good in that situation." Kerr conceded that Curry's fall was "probably" a flop but also called the choice to single out Curry "strange." "Are we just choosing one time to do this?" Kerr said. "You can pick out flops every single game from half the guys on the floor." ESPN.com

Former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson said he has not contacted by the New Orleans Pelicans for their vacant head coaching job. When asked if he has any interest in the opening, Jackson says he is happy with his job as an NBA analyst for ESPN. ''I'm having a time of my life calling these games,'' Jackson said during a conference call on Wednesday morning. ''It was a dream of mine to be a player, a coach and to be an announcer. I'm sitting beside friends for over 25 years, guys I respect and love. ESPN has been great to me and I'm enjoying what I'm doing and I have not been contacted. I'm having a blast announcing games.' New Orleans Times-Picayune

May 20, 2015 Updates

Tim Kawakami: Bogut is definitely under the weather. A little bit of the sniffles? "More than a little. Struggling a little bit. But I’ll be all right." Twitter @timkawakami



Wilt Chamberlain never won a championship with the Warriors, but his monstrous stats make him the clear pick for No. 1 player in franchise history.


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