Pelicans coach calls situation surrounding team a ‘dumpster fire’
The New Orleans Pelicans are dealing with a messy situation, and their head coach understands that all too well.
New Orleans beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 131-122 on Thursday night despite Anthony Davis getting injured just before halftime. Davis actually was seen leaving the arena before the game ended.
Head coach Alvin Gentry expressed his joy for the team after their win, acknowledging that the situation has been a “dumpster fire.”
Gentry: To tells you the truth, this whole thing has been a dumpster fire. It’s been hard for these guys to go what they’ve been through. I’m happy for all these guys.
— Andrew Lopez (@_Andrew_Lopez) February 15, 2019
He’s talking about Davis, who demanded a trade a week and a half before the deadline but did not get traded despite the widespread stories and rumors that ensued. On top of that, the Pelicans didn’t want to play Davis after he was medically cleared and almost got forced to by the league, according to reports.
It’s a tough situation, and it’s nice to see the Pelicans not quitting when they very understandably could.