Alvin Gentry could be the one that would guide the Pelicans to a better season.
“Gentry, who is currently a top Golden State Warriors assistant, has been hired as New Orleans’ new head coach, according to a person familiar with the situation.”
If there’s one thing that I would remember about Gentry, it was the time when they sweep San Antonio Spurs in 2010. This was probably the best season of Grant Hill post injury and Amare Stoudamire who was just a monster during that season. Steve Nash was also effective but it was Stoudamire who led them in points and reb per game (23.1 and 8.9 reb). The Suns Reached the Western Conference Finals but lost to the Lakers.
Gentry will be mentoring another great Big and his stint with the Warriors will play a major effect on Anthony Davis. Gentry is also in a win now situation so any moves that he would make would be critical to the organization and that could effect the decision of Anthony Davis when he becomes a free agent.
One thing is for sure barring any injuries expect that the Pelicans would have a better seeding in the playoffs under Gentry.