With the Nets’ head-coaching vacancy officially by Jason Kidd. There is one less job on the market for a bevy of accomplished coaches that are still trying to make their way to an sideline this offseason. Something which should ultimately play right into the Grizzlies’ hands in their coaching search.
Alvin Gentry, former head-coach of the Phoenix Suns, seems to have caught the Grizzlies eye.
Gentry was contacted by the Grizzlies on Wednesday and is expected to interview with owner Robert Pera and CEO Jason Levien in Washington, D.C. Other coaching candidates include Grizzlies assistant coach Dave Joerger, former coach George Karl and Chicago Bulls assistant coach Ed Pickney, a league source said. Memphis is expected to conduct interviews through next week.
Gentry has a record of 335-370 over the last 12 years. And a major trend throughout his career has been the steady then sharp decline of nearly every team he has taken over. Not exactly the direction we’re hoping to go in.
That said, this could be nothing more than a smoke screen to draw interest from other potential candidates. At lest I hope so. If we were looking for someone to improve the offense, George Karl would be a far sounder pick.