Dell Demps Rumors
New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry will be joining general manager Dell Demps to help scout players during the NBA Draft combine that began on Wednesday in Chicago. Gentry was forced to skip the opening day of the combine to attend his induction into the Boys & Girls Clubs of Alumni Hall of Fame on Wednesday night at the Hilton Riverside hotel. Gentry was inducted, along with seven other members, which included LSU President F. King Alexander and comedian JB Smoove.
Yet, Demps is conducting business as usual in getting the franchise prepared for the upcoming NBA Draft. Demps and several members of his basketball operations staff are in Chicago for the five-day NBA Draft combine, which is set to begin on Wednesday afternoon in Chicago. Although the combine workouts won’t start until Thursday and Friday, Demps was expected to concentrate his efforts on interviewing a number of targeted prospects on Wednesday, sources say.