Alvin Gentry, Kings Discussing Front-Office Role

The Kings and Alvin Gentry are discussing a front-office role after Gentry was relieved of his duties as interim coach, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.Alvin Gentry

Gentry replaced the fired Luke Walton in November. The Kings went 24-41 under Gentry, failing to qualify for the playoffs or play-in tournament.

As Wojnarowski noted, Gentry still has a year left on his contract, adding a “resolution is expected sometime this week.”

GM Monte McNair and the Kings are expected to conduct a wide-ranging search to fill the coaching vacancy, and if Gentry is indeed added to the front office, he could potentially advise in that area. After finishing 30-52, the Kings also have a lottery pick.

The coaching search is expected to focus on candidates that have a history of “history of turning lottery teams into playoff teams,” Wojnarowski wrote. Names such as Mike D’Antoni, Terry StottsKenny AtkinsonSteve CliffordMark Jackson, Mike Brown and Bucks assistants Charles Lee and Darvin Ham have already been linked to the vacancy.

Prior to coaching the Kings, Gentry coached the Pelicans from 2015-20, compiling a 175-225 record. He has also been head coach of the Suns, Clippers, Pistons and Heat, and owns a 534-636 record in 17 seasons overall.

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