Dec. 12, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry reacts in the second half against the Memphis Grizzlies at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Grizzlies 82-80. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Warriors Making Strong Offer To Hire Alvin Gentry

The Kevin Love trade rumors have overshadowed the Golden State Warriors’ continuing search for assistant coaches to join Steve Kerr‘s staff, but the latter is just as important.

According to Marc Spears of Yahoo Sports, the Warriors are aiming for Alvin Gentry to take over as Kerr’s associate head coach. They will try to entice Gentry with enough money to leave the Clippers, where he currently holds the same position. Another report here from Davd Pick of claims the deal is done, but there have been no other confirmations. Gentry’s Wikipedia page has him working for the Warriors, if you trust that.

This may be tied strongly to the fact that David Blatt is reportedly closing in on becoming the Cavaliers new head coach. Kerr covets Blatt and offered him a position at Golden State, but it seems likely now that Blatt makes the jump from Europe to the NBA head coaching ranks.

With Blatt out of the picture, the Warriors are turning to other options, such as Gentry. Gentry has coached over 700 games in the NBA and took the Suns to the conference finals four years ago. He could provide a lot of experience and help Kerr learn the ropes.

Even if they land Gentry, the Warriors still have a ways to go in filling out the coaching staff. They have been linked to several top names such as Chip Engelland, Tyrone Corbin, Alvin Gentry, and Luc Longley.

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