The New Orleans Pelicans have fired head coach Alvin Gentry following five seasons as the helm, according to an official team announcement issued on Saturday.
Gentry, who had one year on his contract, led the Pelicans to a disappointing run in the NBA bubble, despite immense excitement prior to the start of play.
According to ESPN, Los Angeles Lakers assistant Jason Kidd, Los Angeles Clippers assistant Ty Lue and former Brooklyn Nets coach Kenny Atkinson are expected to be a part of the new coaching search. Additionally, the Pelicans are expected to have interest in Nets interim coach Jacque Vaughn should the Nets decide not to retain him.
Gentry went 175-225 over five seasons with the team. Gentry has had to deal with injuries, and the loss of superstar Anthony Davis, and had to use 42 different starting lineups during his first season, and a combined 140 different starting lineups throughout his entire tenure.