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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Alvin Gentry: ‘I really don’t give a s— about my job status’

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The New Orleans Pelicans have lost four straight games and are one of the worst teams in basketball. Typically when that is the case, the team’s head coach is not on solid ground.

But that is the last thing on Alvin Gentry’s mind.

After the Pelicans lost at home to the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday night, Gentry cut off a reporter who asked about his job status.

“I really don’t give a s— about my job status,” Gentry said. “I’m gonna work hard and I’m gonna coach until the day they tell me I’m not the coach here anymore. I don’t ever worry about that. That’s not anything I ever spend five seconds worrying about. My worry is how do I get the guys in the locker room to play at the level I want them to. That’s where all my effort goes.”

Aside from Anthony Davis, who just may be the MVP of the league, the guys in Gentry’s locker room are not playing at a high level. And based on what Gentry said about Davis recently, we know he thinks incredibly highly of the superstar.

The Pelicans were swept in the first round of the playoffs two years ago, and that cost former head coach Monty Williams his job. The team won 30 games in its first year under Gentry and could be even worse off this season. He knows he could be getting the axe if things don’t turn around in a hurry.

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