Alvin Gentry works for the NBA’s best team.
And he has less responsibility and pressure than he had in previous jobs.
But the Warriors assistant coach is at least interested in a new position.
“If there’s a good situation, yeah, I would like to be a head coach again. But it would have to be a situation that would have to be very good. What we got here is very special, and I’ve been in the league long enough to know that I wouldn’t want to go into a situation that I didn’t think had potential to be this way.”
Gentry previously coached the Suns, Clippers and Pistons. After each tenure ended and the team moved on, it seems we looked back and said, “Yeah, he was a little better than it seemed at the time.”
At some point, that could translate to Gentry getting a head-coaching job and really thriving.
Gentry will surely get interviews this summer. He does each year, and that was before he helped ease first-year coach Steve Kerr’s transition to the bench.
I’m not sure I’d hire Gentry for my team if it had an opening, but I’d definitely have him under consideration.
Gentry is in a good spot, because he can be just as choosy. Not every head-coaching position is an upgrade from his current job, and he has the perspective to know that. At worst, he’ll return to the Warriors and a job he clearly enjoys. At best, he’ll land one of the head-coaching positions he wants even more.