Bennie Fowler Authentic Jersey There’s some feeling in the front office the record being what it is, the writing is on the wall, the source said. Might as well make a change in April and start searching. But is that really fair? Can’t you give Dell an offseason to get some shooters, give Alvin some time to remake the offense? They’ve at least got to give this playoff spot a run and that might buy more time. That’s sort of where it stands.

The glimmer of hope there for Gentry and Demps is that they’re not looking at a playoffs-or-bust scenario, and with good reason. There must be some leeway granted for the difficulty that has come with upending the team at the trade deadline by bringing in talented, volatile center DeMarcus Cousins to pair with star Anthony Davis inside. In nine games with the Pelicans, Cousins has had a difficult entry period, averaging 20.9 points and 42.1 percent shooting (down from 27.8 points and 45.1 percent shooting in Sacramento).

One issue in replacing Gentry could be the lack of top candidates on the coaching market now. Gentry has one more year on this contract, worth around $3.3 million, and hasn’t really gotten a chance to coach a full, healthy Pelicans team. If the Pelicans were to make a change, speculation is that the team would prefer to bring in a combination team president/coach. There are few coaches on the market who would warrant a dual job, though.

He cited the NBA’s living god — Michael Jordan — as a model for today’s stars.

If today’s superstars really want to Be like Mike, they should follow Air Jordan’s example and and play all 82 regular-season games if they’re healthy, he added.

There’s like 20 guys I actually think that people (buy) tickets to see, Van Gundy said. To me, those guys have an added responsibility — and bear a greater burden to play when healthy.
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