Pelicans owner says Gentry, Demps to return

Alvin Gentry will remain on as head coach of the Pelicans.

New Orleans Pelicans owner Tom Benson put an end to any speculation about the immediate futures of general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry when he announced both men will be retained by the organization.

Demps, of course, pulled off a blockbuster trade in February, obtaining DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings. It was Demps’ most notable move, and the Pelicans believe a full season of Cousins and Anthony Davis will get them back in the playoffs.

The team has been actively seeking backcourt helpĀ via trade.

Gentry is 64-100 in two seasons as head coach of the Pelicans.