Alvin Gentry still a candidate to join Mike D’Antoni’s staff


Mike D’Antoni still wants Alvin Gentry to join his Los Angeles Lakers coaching staff, but he’s got a fair bit of competition.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Gentry is drawing interest from Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers, and also is still a candidate to land the Memphis Grizzlies‘ head coaching job:

[pullquote]Former Clippers head coach Alvin Gentry had discussed joining Rivers’ staff with the Celtics, and will be a candidate for his Los Angeles staff, sources said. Gentry also is candidate for the Memphis Grizzlies’ head-coaching position and to join Mike D’Antoni’s staff with the Los Angeles Lakers.[/pullquote]

Gentry would definitely be a strong addition to D’Antoni’s bench, which is set to be full of new faces next season after the departure of every other assistant coach aside from Mike’s brother, Dan D’Antoni.

We reported yesterday that D’Antoni has been interviewing assistant coaching candidates and is looking to fill out his staff within the next 1-2 weeks.

If Gentry does land a job elsewhere, keep an eye on Nate McMillan who D’Antoni knows through their affiliation with Team USA. However. McMillan is another guy who has the opportunity to possibly land a head coaching gig in another city, too.


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Written by Ross Pickering

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