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May 17, 2015 Updates

Kerr's first move spoke volumes: He assembled a first-class coaching staff, with lieutenants (Alvin Gentry and Ron Adams) who were better versed than him in critical aspects of the game. He never felt threatened by the players' fondness for former coach Mark Jackson and allowed them to keep several traditions from the Jackson era. He gained Curry's trust, inspired disillusioned center Andrew Bogut, managed David Lee's reduced role and convinced veteran Andre Iguodala, a longtime NBA starter, to come off the bench. "You're a huge reason why we're here today," Curry said as he turned to Kerr during the MVP acceptance speech. "Thanks very much for being you." Contra Costa Times

May 16, 2015 Updates

Warriors associate head coach Alvin Gentry would be a top candidate to become the Chicago Bulls head coach if they part ways with Tom Thibodeau, according to multiple reports. "To be honest, I don't pay any attention to it," Gentry said before Game 6. "If that's going to be something that happened, it'll be there when it's available. As I've said to everyone, I've got a great job. It's not like I'm out looking. Obviously, I'd like to be a head coach again in the right situation." San Jose Mercury-News

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Although sources have not confirmed, potential candidates for the Pelicans' vacancy could include former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, Warriors current lead assistant Alvin Gentry, Pacers assistant and former Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan, former Sacramento Kings and Pelicans assistant Mike Malone, Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin,University of Kentucky coach John Calipari, former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets Jeff Van Gundy. New Orleans Times-Picayune

May 12, 2015 Updates

Q: Alvin is focused on the offense, Ron on the defense. But do they bring different general viewpoints to the game beyond that? Do they balance off of each other? Steve Kerr: There’s given and take with all of us. But they really see the game totally differently. Alvin sees it from an offensive perspective; Ron sees everything from a defensive perspective. I believe Ron would like to win a game 4-2. And I don’t think Alvin would mind winning 138-130. So it’s good to have those two different looks and approaches. They balance each other out and they complement each other. San Jose Mercury-News

The Bulls have long been linked Iowa head coach Fred Hoiberg. However, sources near that situation say Hoiberg, who’s been dealing with heart related issues and had another heart procedure last month, may not be looking to jump to the NBA and the stress level associated with it. If the Bulls do part ways with Thibodeau, it’s unclear who they would target as his replacement. Sources peg Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry as a serious front runner. Basketball Insiders

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“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

March 13, 2015 Updates
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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

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