There will be no changes this off-season to the Pelicans' current leadership as Alvin Gentry and Dell Demps will remain in their roles, team owner Tom Benson and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Mickey Loomis announced Monday.
“After careful and thorough review of basketball operations, we have made the determination that the best course of action as we move forward into the 2017-18 season is to continue under the leadership of General Manager Dell Demps and Head Coach Alvin Gentry,” said Loomis. “We will continue to evaluate important roles on both the administrative and coaching staffs which will be resolved at the appropriate time.”
“Our organizational expectations and goals have not changed and all of our efforts are focused on putting together a playoff caliber roster entering training camp and ultimately into the season,” said Benson. “The end result as we move forward – playoffs and winning a championship for our fans.”
The Pelicans finished the 2016-2017 season with a 34-48 record and missed the playoffs for the second straight season.
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