After winning the NBA title as part of the Golden State Warriors coaching staff, Alvin Gentry called out his future team's star big man, New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis, predicting the team would also be in the Finals in the near future.
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.
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.
- DeAntae Prince