17 Facts About Alvin Gentry


Alvin Harris Gentry was born on November 5,1954 and is an American professional basketball executive for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.


Alvin Gentry currently serves as the vice president of basketball engagement for the Kings.


Alvin Gentry was born in Shelby, North Carolina, where he grew up and attended Shelby High School.


Alvin Gentry played college basketball at Appalachian State University, where he was a point guard under Press Maravich and Bobby Cremins.


From 1986 to 1989, Alvin Gentry served as an assistant at the University of Kansas under Larry Brown, where they won the 1988 NCAA National Championship.


Alvin Gentry has been married twice and is the father of two sons and one daughter.


In 1989, Alvin Gentry began his NBA coaching career as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs under Larry Brown.

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Alvin Gentry led the Clippers to 31 wins and 39 wins respectively in his first two seasons as their head coach.


Alvin Gentry later became an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns for six years, serving under head coaches Mike D'Antoni and Terry Porter.


When Porter was fired in his first season as head coach, Alvin Gentry took over on an interim basis.


Alvin Gentry became the fifth head coach to lead the Suns to the Western Conference Finals in his first full season.


Alvin Gentry figured out how to blend the two styles of D'Antoni and Porter.


On January 18,2013, Alvin Gentry mutually parted ways with the Phoenix Suns.


Alvin Gentry signed with the Pelicans on May 30, prior to the start of the 2015 NBA Finals, but was to remain with Golden State until the series was completed.


Alvin Gentry left the Pelicans with the second-most wins in franchise history behind Byron Scott and was their only coach with a winning post-season record.


On October 6,2020, Alvin Gentry was named the associate head coach of the Sacramento Kings.


On November 21,2021, Alvin Gentry was named the interim head coach of the Kings following the dismissal of Luke Walton.