May 30, 2015 8:31 PM by Sarkis Nigolian
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Pelicans have hired Golden State Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry as head coach.
The Pelicans announced the hiring Saturday night. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.
Gentry will remain with Golden State until the Warriors complete the NBA Finals against Cleveland.
Gentry has served as a head coach four times, compiling a career record of 335-370. His most successful tenure came in Phoenix, where he went 158-144 in five seasons. He took the Suns to the 2010 Western Conference finals, where they lost to the eventual NBA champion Los Angeles Lakers.
Now he inherits a squad featuring 22-year-old, two-time All-Star Anthony Davis that is coming off its first playoff berth in four seasons.
Gentry succeeds Monty Williams, who was fired despite making the playoffs this season.
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