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Sacramento Kings name Alvin Gentry as interim head coach

After a few hours of speculation, the Kings decided on Gentry.

The Sacramento Kings have selected Alvin Gentry as the interim head coach. Sam Amick was the first to report the news.

Following the announcement that Luke Walton had been fired, there was speculation whether the Kings would pick Gentry or if they would select Doug Christie. Doug is a fan favorite but only has 17 games experience on an NBA coaching staff.

Gentry has a career head coaching record of 510 wins and 595 losses, a slightly better career winning percentage than Luke Walton.

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Adamsite
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November 21, 2021 11:51 am

It should be noted that Gentry wanted some guarantees and benchmarks to take the job, which also includes a contract through next season.

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November 21, 2021 11:59 am
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That seems like more futility in the making.

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November 21, 2021 12:12 pm
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I believe it’s quite standard for an assistant to leverage that position and improve the terms of his contract in such a situation.

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November 21, 2021 12:13 pm
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He was already signed beyond this year as well.

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