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The New Orleans Pelicans have opted to pick up the team option of head coach Alvin Gentry for the 2020-21 season, according to Malika Andrews of ESPN.
Gentry, 64, has spent the past four seasons in New Orleans, amassing a record of 145-183 (.442) in that time, having been hired by the since-deposed general manager Dell Demps, who was fired in February. Gentry led the Pelicans to the playoffs in 2017-18, when sixth-seeded New Orleans swept the third-seeded Portland Trail Blazers in the first round before being bounced in the second round by eventual champion Golden State.
The Pelicans went 33-49 this season, a season in which was tumultuous with the controversy swirling around Anthony Davis.
In stops with the Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and now New Orleans, Gentry has compiled a record of 480-553 (.565). His 1998-99 Pistons and 2009-10 Suns reached the playoffs.