Alvin Gentry, Mike D'Antoni on Nuggets coaching radar
Golden State Warriors assistant Alvin Gentry and former NBA coach Mike D’Antoni are believed to be on the Denver Nuggets' radar as the team searches for its next head coach, reports SI.com’s Chris Mannix.
The Nuggets are seeking to replace Brian Shaw, who was fired in March. Assistant Melvin Hunt coached the team during the season’s final 23 games, going 10-13.
Gentry’s last head coaching job was with the Phoenix Suns, where he went 158-144 in five seasons before he was fired in January 2013.
He was the Los Angeles Clippers' associate head coach in 2013-14 before joining Steve Kerr’s staff in Golden State prior to this season. Gentry, 60, has a 335-370 record as a head coach with the Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers and Suns.
D’Antoni was the Los Angeles Lakers' head coach for two years, compiling a 67-87 record. He resigned in April 2014, after Los Angeles declined to pick up the team option on his contract for the 2014-15 season.
Gentry was D’Antoni’s assistant for five seasons in Phoenix before D’Antoni left to coach the New York Knicks after the end of the 2008 season.
D’Antoni, the 2005 NBA Coach of the Year, has a 455-426 record as an NBA head coach.
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