Report: Sixers Interested in Adding Alvin Gentry to Coaching Staff
The Sixers have decided on their next head coach, agreeing to terms on a five-year deal with former Magic, Celtics and Clippers head coach Glenn 'Doc' Rivers.
The next step is to add to his staff and they might be looking at a big name to start things off. According to reports, there is a "serious possibility" that former Heat, Pistons, Clippers, Sun and Pelicans head coach Alvin Gentry will join Doc Rivers as his lead assistant in Philadelphia.
The duo spent time together on the bench in Los Angles with the Clippers.
Adding Gentry would bring another veteran voice to the Sixers locker room for Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid. He was the head coach in New Orleans coaching players like Anthony Davis, DeMarcus Cousins, Jrue Holiday, Zion Williamson, and Brandon Ingram.
Gentry is known as an offensive-minded coach, who has also spent time with the Warriors as an assistant
In 1105 career games as a head coach, Gentry has a 510-595 record and is 17-13 in the postseason.
He spent the 2019-2020 season as the head coach of the New Orleans Pelicans, going 30-42 in 72 games.
He is also a candidate to join Luke Walton's staff in Sacramento, but he would be a welcome addition to Rivers' staff in Philadelphia.