There aren’t many people in professional sports, let alone NBA basketball, with a worse reputation than that of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling.
Case in point? Alvin Gentry. The one time Clippers coach (2000-2003) who’s already felt the brunt of a Sterling firing would like a return to his former stomping grounds, this according to ESPN Los Angeles:
“If you look at that job, it’s probably the best one out there,” Gentry said of the Clippers’ vacancy Thursday in an interview on ESPNLA 710. “When you take into consideration the talent level that they have and what they did this year.”
League sources have told ESPNLosAngeles.com that Gentry will be considered for the Clippers’ job once the process gets more serious.
Gentry, who spent last season in Phoenix before a mid-season firing hasn’t had the best success during his head coaching tenure, compiling a 335-370 lifetime record but he does come with a proven track record. He’s also shown an ability to win with a solid roster, as he did with the Suns in 2009-10, going 54-28.