The Los Angeles Clippers are down another assistant coach. Alvin Gentry has officially left the Clippers for Steve Kerr and the Golden State Warriors, Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Gentry will fill the role of associate head coach under Kerr, who has previously stated that he would like to find assistants with previous head-coaching experience.
Gentry was one of Doc Rivers’ most relied upon assistants this past season, manning plenty of the offensive duties for a team with the No. 1-ranked attack in the NBA. Gentry is the second assistant coach to leave Rivers’ coaching staff this offseason. The first, Kevin Eastman, took the position as Vice President of Basketball Operations for the Clippers this past week.
The Clippers will eye current Brooklyn Nets assistant Lawrence Frank to fill one of the vacant assistant positions, according to Brad Turner of the LA Times. As Turner mentions, Frank still has five years remaining on his contract with the Nets, but his relationship with head coach Jason Kidd reportedly deteriorated throughout the season. Frank has a previous relationship with Rivers as he served as an assistant under Rivers during the 2010-11 season.