The Pelicans terminated coach Alvin Gentry on Saturday after the club missed the playoffs for the fourth time in five seasons. Gentry was recruited by previous Pelicans general manager Dell Demps after the club terminated Monte Williams following the 2014-15 season, when Anthony Davis was the essence of the establishment.
The Pelicans made the playoffs in Gentry’s third season, however were wrecked last season by a blend of wounds and Davis’ trade request, which encouraged Demps’ termination. Gentry was held significantly after Demps was supplanted by present basketball operations chief David Griffin and the coach’s contract was reached out through the terminal of next season.
In any case, the Pelicans wavered by and by this season, beginning 6-22 and working through an establishment record 13-game losing streak while Zion Williamson missed the initial 44 games due to knee injury.
The Pelicans energized once more into conflict for a season finisher billet and were completely sound when the season continued in central Florida before the end of last month after a pause brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. Odds makers supported the Pelicans to make the playoffs, however they were disposed of subsequent to dropping four of six in the wake of continuing their season.