Candace Buckner: The #Wizards have interviewed several potential lottery picks: Cam Reddish (Duke), Coby White (North Carolina), Brandon Clarke (Gonzaga), Jarrett Culver (Texas Tech), Jordan Poole (Michigan). Others include: Eric Paschall (Villanova), KZ Okpala (Stanford), Ty Jerome (Virginia)
June 17, 2019 | 9:59 pm EDT Update
The New Orleans Pelicans exercised its team option on Head Coach Alvin Gentry’s contract for the After Garland pulled out of the NBA draft combine in Chicago last month and sat out his agency’s (Klutch Sports) pro day in Los Angeles, draft pundits wondered whether he had received a promise from a lottery team. Garland and his agent, Rich Paul, lifted the smoke screen this week, however, as the guard granted private workouts to both the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers in L.A., sources told ESPN.
Both workouts occurred prior to the Lakers’ blockbuster trade Saturday for New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis, which included Los Angeles sending the No. 4 overall pick to the Pelicans, sources said. Garland impressed with his shot-making ability and deep range, according to sources present for the Lakers’ workout.
The New Orleans Pelicans exercised its team option on Head Coach Alvin Gentry’s contract for the 2020-21 season, it was announced today by Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations David Griffin.
“We couldn’t be happier to extend our relationship with Alvin,” said Griffin. “He is exactly the right coach at the right time for this franchise. As I have mentioned several times previously, the shared vision we have for the future of Pelicans basketball both on and off the floor will enable us to build a roster that fits both culturally and tactically. Perhaps more importantly, the relationship we have built over our many years together will enable us to challenge, empower and further one another and our franchise.”
June 17, 2019 | 7:40 pm EDT Update
Malika Andrews: The New Orleans Pelicans have picked up the team option of head coach Alvin Gentry for the 2020-2021 season, league sources tell ESPN.