NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana — ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports, the New Orleans Pelicans and Alvin Gentry have agreed to a contract extension that will keep the coach in New Orleans for two more seasons. The Pelicans’ coach put together his first winning season with the team in 2017-18, going 48-34 – before falling to the Golden State Warriors in five games in the Western Conference semifinals.
Here’s more from Wojnarowski on the reported deal:
New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry has agreed to a two-year contract extension that will take his deal through the 2020-21 season.
Pelicans GM Dell Demps had previously exercised the team option on the 2018-19 season prior to the team’s first-round sweep of the Portland Trail Blazers.
Gentry will receive a raise on his 2018-19 salary, a guaranteed contract for 2019-20 and a 2020-21 contract that will be performance-based, league sources said.
Gentry was hired as the Pelicans’ coach in May of 2015.
Report: Alvin Gentry agrees to contract extension with New Orleans Pelicans
— NBA TV (@NBATV) 7 juni 2018