Down
enlarge
Golden State Warriors win NBA championship
0:54 | NBA
Golden State Warriors win NBA championship
SI Staff
Wednesday June 17th, 2015

When New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis talked to SI.com in early June, he had yet to speak with his new coach, Alvin Gentry.

Gentry, who will replace Monty Williams in New Orleans, was still an assistant with the Golden State Warriors. And while he had already accepted the position for next season, Gentry was still working on Steve Kerr's staff in the NBA playoffs with hopes of winning a title. Davis told SI.com he expected to talk to Gentry once the postseason was over, but the veteran coach had different ideas. 

• MORE NBA: Warriors sink Cavaliers in Finals by winning their way

Gentry got his title on Tuesday, and he used the moment to reach out to Davis. He did not mince words, not even while flanked by Kerr and Warriors GM Bob Myers. The Warriors swept the Pelicans in the first round of the playoffs this season, but Gentry was not shy about looking into the camera and predicting that he would help Davis win a title of his own.  

"Anthony, Anthony, we're coming right back here," Gentry said to the camera. 

• MORE NBA: Warriors' title package: Commemorative book, framed cover

- DeAntae Prince

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.