Scott Kushner: Dell Demps: I feel like we are tied at the hip and we are in this thing together. #Pelicans
Pelicans GM Dell Demps has expressed reservations on numerous occasions this season about last year’s decision to hire Alvin Gentry as coach, making his doubts known to some of the team’s players and staff, and to opponents as well, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical for a video report. It was Demps who originally chose Gentry for the job, as Wojnarowski casts it, though confusion exists over whether Demps or executive vice president of basketball operations Mickey Loomis is in control of the front office, as Zach Lowe of ESPN.com touched on in a trade deadline report.
The possibility of the Pelicans dumping Gentry exists, though it is slim. He will most likely be back in New Orleans to start next year. But if things don’t turn around then, his teenager will hardly be the only one criticizing him.
September 27, 2021 | 3:37 pm EDT Update
Kelly Iko: Stone says John Wall sacrificed a ton for the team last year. “Part of our conversations were making sure everyone ends up in a good place.”
September 27, 2021 | 3:31 pm EDT Update
Anthony Chiang: Victor Oladipo said he hopes to be back on the court “sooner rather than later” but did not give a definitive timetable for his return from May knee surgery. pic.twitter.com/gIM6P4ZA1z