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April 24, 2015 Updates

“I’ve been in the league 25 years, and I can’t go back and say that anyone can shoot the ball off the dribble like Steph can,” Gentry told SI.com last week. There’s evident pride when Gentry describes the sacrifices made by former starters David Lee and Andre Iguodala. There’s satisfaction as he recalls seeing the instant chemistry during team dinners back in the fall. When Draymond Green’s name is mentioned, Gentry chuckles. “We’ve asked him to guard everyone from LaMarcus Aldridge and Anthony Davis, to two-guards. He’s the heart and soul.” And there’s a touch of awe as he considers Kerr’s ability to boost Golden State by 16 wins, a feat that saw the first-time head coach finish second in the Coach of the Year voting to Atlanta's Mike Budenholzer. “It’s like golf,” Gentry mused. “It’s easy to go from shooting 120 to 95. [Kerr] took a golfer who was in the high-80s and he’s got them shooting in the high-60s now. That’s really, really tough.” Sports Illustrated

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And, of course, outside of Hunt there is Mike D'Antoni, who definitely wants back into coaching and would play the fast style fans have come to like. Alvin Gentry is also in the mix, currently with Golden State, who likes an uptempo game as well combined with more defense. Those are the main names, but expect there to be a wildcard or two included in the bunch before it's all said-and-done. Denver Post

March 27, 2015 Updates

I want to bring up a couple of guys and you can tell me what they mean to the team. First, Alvin Gentry. Andrew Bogut: He’s been huge. Basically he’s our offensive coordinator, like it would be in football. His main role is with reads and spacing and putting in sets, little tweaks. He’s highly responsible for that and does a great job. Unfortunately for us, I hate to say it but there’s a high chance we lose him in the offseason because he’s just too talented of a coach to not be head coaching. CBSSports.com

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If the Nuggets decide to play fast and shoot 3-pointers -- as most NBA teams do now -- they could do no better than the coach who revolutionized that style. D'Antoni said Sunday in an interview on SiriusXM Bleacher Report Radio that he yearns to get back into coaching. D'Antoni's former right-hand man, Alvin Gentry -- now the lead offensive assistant in Golden State -- is expected to receive heavy consideration. CBSSports.com

Marc Stein: Coaching sources say Nuggets will take a long-term view on finding replacement for B-Shaw, but there are a couple key names to watch already. Former Nuggets coach Mike D'Antoni and former Nuggets guard Avery Johnson likely to be contenders for post. Alvin Gentry another strong name. Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

February 23, 2015 Updates

Watch Warriors games and you’ll see the high-post action of Phil Jackson’s triangle offense, the drag screens and sideline tilts favored by Mike D’Antoni’s Suns (where Kerr served as GM from 2007-08 to '09-10), the low post splits from the old Jerry Sloan Utah handbook, and, most prominently, the motion offense and loop series of Popovich’s late-generation Spurs. The result is a system in which the only sin is standing still. “Ball movement and people movement,” is how Gentry describes it. The bigs use dribble hand-offs, the shooters curve and cut in a continual churn and everyone, eventually, gets to touch the ball. To Kerr, who had the advantage of watching the Warriors up close as a broadcaster, this was the best way to utilize a roster stocked with bigs who are better-suited to passing than diving to the rim (in particular, Kerr calls Bogut “a witch with the ball.”) Sports Illustrated

February 12, 2015 Updates

Follow the basketball life of Kerr and you'll reach the conclusion that a guy who's good (and who's also a really good guy) made his own luck. He is blessed, no doubt, and very much a product of a right place and right time mix. But those who ever worked with Kerr in basketball and broadcasting will tell you it is they who count their blessings. "You know the old saying, how this couldn't happen to a nicer guy?" said Alvin Gentry, who worked with Kerr in Phoenix and is now Kerr's lead assistant with the Warriors. "Well, Steve is that guy. I don't know of anyone who isn't happy for Steve, even people who've never met him." NBA.com

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There could be unexpected candidates who become available, too, coaches like Scott Brooks (Oklahoma City) and Tom Thibodeau (Chicago Bulls) who could find themselves on the hot seat this season and who would certainly be of interest to the Kings. Alvin Gentry — the Golden State Warriors associate head coach who has been a head coach for the Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns — is also expected to be a candidate. Coincidentally, Gentry interviewed for the Kings' lead assistant job under Malone last summer before ultimately deciding to join the Warriors and partner with head coach Steve Kerr. Former Warriors coach Mark Jackson has been discussed internally as well, and even had an informal visit with Mullin, D'Alessandro and Cousins at Sleep Train Arena on Dec. 17 that lasted nearly two hours, but his chances at the job appear to be minimal. USA Today Sports

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