Gentry interviews with Pelicans, still focused on Warriors
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr has acknowledged that top assistant Alvin Gentry interviewed for the vacant New Orleans Pelicans' job.
Kerr's comments came before the Warriors hosted the Houston Rockets in Game 2 of the Western Conference finals Thursday night. He says Gentry met with Pelicans officials earlier this week and he encourages all of his assistant coaches to "embrace any opportunity that comes their way."
Kerr says the interview process hasn't taken Gentry away from his current coaching duties.
Kerr hired Gentry as his associate head coach and offensive coordinator when the Warriors hired him last May. Gentry was previously the head coach for Phoenix, where Kerr had been the general manager. Gentry also had been a head coach with the Los Angeles Clippers, Detroit and Miami.