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Pelicans to officially introduce Alvin Gentry as head coach Monday

The New Orleans Pelicans will officially introduce Alvin Gentry as the franchise's newest head coach on Monday (AP photo) The New Orleans Pelicans will officially introduce Alvin Gentry as the franchise's newest head coach on Monday (AP photo)
NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -

The New Orleans Pelicans will officially introduce Alvin Gentry as the franchise's newest head coach on Monday.

The Pelicans named Gentry the new head coach last month. He becomes the sixth head coach in franchise history.

Gentry, who is an assistant coach with NBA Western Conference Champion Golden State Warriors, replaces Monty Williams who was fired on May 12.

Gentry first met with team officials on May 20 in San Francisco. He brings 12 years of experience as a head coach in the NBA and has a record of 335-370. New Orleans will be Gentry's fifth head coaching job in the NBA. He previously coached the Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns. He led the Suns conference finals in 2010.

His official introduction comes ahead of the NBA draft this Thursday. The Pels have one pick in the second round. Free agency start July 1.

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