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Time will tell if Gentry is still the head coach of the Kings by the time he turns 68 on Nov. 5, 2022. Regardless of whether the Shelby, North Carolina, native is with Sacramento or elsewhere, he will always be appreciative of his time in the NBA that began in 1989 as an assistant coach under Larry Brown with the San Antonio Spurs. “Look at how the league in general has grown and what [former NBA commissioner] David Stern did to this league and how he made it so globally,” Gentry said. “I remember taking a trip to Africa [with] me, Wes Unseld and Alex English, and David Stern went. And we went to South Africa. We had dinner with Nelson Mandela. We did things like that that you could only dream of as a kid from Shelby, North Carolina.
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During the 1985 Western Conference finals, the closest English and the Nuggets got to the NBA Finals in Denver, Worthy was asked how he planned on guarding English. The Lakers forward appealed to a higher power. “Say a couple of prayers before the game,” Worthy cracked. English’s prolific production also helped put him on par with another local deity. “John Elway and Alex English,” Lever said. “Nobody cared about anybody else.”