Alvin Gentry fired as Pelicans head coach after bubble disappointment

The Pelicans reportedly fired head coach Alvin Gentry on Saturday morning, as first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The franchise itself confirmed the firing of Gentry while also releasing a statement from owner Gayle Benson. In five seasons with the Pelicans, Gentry finished with a 175-225 record. This season, New Orleans struggled with injuries at times but could never found a footing, highlighted by their 13-game losing streak. Though the Pelicans did have a run as one of the better teams in the Western Conference after Zion Williamson’s introduction.