Gentry, Pelicans agree on two-year extension

Alvin Gentry and the Pelicans have agreed on a two-year contract extension.

Alvin Gentry has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the New Orleans Pelicans, according to a report.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports the deal will take him through the 2020-21 season and he will receive an increase on his 2018-19 salary, a guaranteed contract for 2019-20 and a 2020-21 deal that will be performance-based.

The 63-year-old Gentry guided New Orleans to a 48-34 regular-season mark this season, earning the sixth seed in the Western Conference playoffs.

The Pelicans upset third-seeded Portland in the first round before bowing out against defending champion Golden State in five games in the second round.

Gentry agreed to a four-year deal with the Pelicans with a team option in 2015. In his first two seasons Gentry had gone 64-100, with both seasons marred by numerous injuries.

The report says the Pelicans’ well-regarded assistant coaching staff, including associate head coach Darren Erman, Chris Finch and Fred Vinson, also had their options picked up for next season.