Jan. 30, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry during game against the Dallas Mavericks at the US Airways Center. The Mavericks defeated the Suns 122-99. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Los Angeles Clippers Hire Alvin Gentry As Assistant Head Coach

There have been rumors that Alvin Gentry has been highly coveted around the league and was a prime candidate to join Doc Rivers with the Los Angeles Clippers. The team has now officially hired Gentry, who will carry the title of associate head coach.

The Los Angeles Clippers officially named Alvin Gentry as their associate head coach on Monday.

The Clippers also named Armond Hill, Kevin Eastman and Tyronn Lue as assistants on new head coach Doc Rivers’ staff.

Rivers, who was named the head coach and senior vice president of the basketball operations of the Clippers two weeks ago, has been working on completing his staff since coming to Los Angeles.

(via ESPN)

Gentry will be no stranger to the streets of LA. He worked as the Clippers’ head coach for three seasons between 2000 and 2003. Gentry was fired in his third year with the team after 58 games, in which the Clippers held a disappointing 19-39 record.

Gentry’s most recent head coaching gig was with the Phoenix Suns. In five seasons with the Suns, Gentry managed to lead his team to the playoffs just once, as Phoenix lost in the Western Conference finals in 2010.


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