Alvin Gentry: Pelicans Are Out of the Playoff Race

by March 03, 2016

Before the bubbly had even dried at the conclusion of 2015 NBA Finals, outgoing Golden State Warriors assistant coach Alvin Gentry looked into a television camera, and told Anthony Davis that his New Orleans Pelicans would be on the same stage this summer.

Yeah, not so much …

The Pels (23-36) came into Wednesday night’s tilt in Houston trailing the eighth-seeded Rockets by five games, and following their 100-95 road loss, Gentry declared the team’s Playoff push all but over.

Per The Times-Picayune:

“We come out here after every game and we talk about that we’re still in the playoff race, ‘No we’re not, Ok,'”Gentry told reporters after the game.


“What we are is a team that when we have an opportunity to do something, we didn’t get it done. So that is the bottom line.”


“We turned the ball over and didn’t give ourselves a chance to get back on defense and get some stops,” Pelicans guard Norris Cole said. “You can’t have turnovers like that, and we have to give our defense a chance to get set. Houston made more plays down the stretch than we did.”