Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
The New Orleans Pelicans announced Saturday that Golden State Warriors associate head coach Alvin Gentry has been hired as the teams new head coach.

Gentry will replace Monty Williams who was fired after the Pelicans were eliminated from the playoffs in April. Per ESPN:
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Gentry, 60, and the Pelicans agreed to a deal Saturday, with New Orleans choosing the former Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns coach over fellow finalist Jeff Van Gundy, an ESPN NBA analyst, sources said.

"I'm truly honored for the opportunity to lead the Pelicans as their head coach and am anxious to get started," Gentry said in a statement.
Gentry will finish the postseason with the Warriors before taking over as coach of the Pelicans.
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GeauxToBed109 months
What an epic facepalm! Thibodeau and Van Gundy both available and we make a lateral move...
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NorthshoreTiger76109 months
Go Pels!
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