With a quarter of the season already out of the way, it looks like the New Orleans Pelicans might have to think about coaching fixes this offseason.
It’s been a rough start to the 2019-2020 NBA season for the New Orleans Pelicans. While it hasn’t gotten drastic enough to pull the plug on the head coaching tenure of Alvin Gentry quite yet, it’s certainly concerning to watch this time continue to lose games.
Losing with a young team is one thing, but with so much veteran talent and young players finding comfort in their roles, the Pelicans’ late-game performances have certainly been a point of concern.
Yesterday on the road against the Dallas Mavericks, the Pelicans didn’t look ready to play as they were run-over in an ugly 84-130 loss.
Now riding their eighth-straight loss amidst a 6-17 start to the 2019-2020 season, the New Orleans Pelicans are now just 1 game behind the Golden State Warriors and New York Knicks for the worst record in the league.
While they’ll have to get more consistent across the board, Gentry certainly isn’t the sole source of blame for the Pelican’s early-season woes. However, he’s certainly got a heavy hand in the team’s continued lack-of-success to start the year.
He’s in his fifth season with the Pelicans and now owns a 151-200 record in New Orleans.
With only two playoff appearances and one series win under his belt in the Big Easy, things are starting to spiral for the tenure of Gentry. Without an end to the team’s struggles seeming near, it’s time to start thinking about coaches who might be able to fix the squad for the future.