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Report: Jazz to interview Alvin Gentry for coaching job

Published May 21, 2014 4:49 pm

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The Utah Jazz are expected to interview Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry for their head coaching vacancy, according to a Yahoo! Sports report.

The Jazz and general manager Dennis Lindsey have been deliberate in their search for Tyrone Corbin's replacement. And Gentry, who's had head coaching stints in Miami, Detroit, Los Angeles and Phoenix, will be the second name the Jazz have reportedly met with this offseason. The team also received permission to meet with Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin last week.

As a head coach, Gentry has compiled a record of 335-370 over 12 seasons. He was fired by the Suns during the 2012-13 season after a 13-28 start.

Gentry's teams have twice made the playoffs, most recently in 2010, when the Suns lost in the Western Conference Finals. That year, the Suns had the league's top offense but were a bottom-five defensive team.

Last season, the 59-year-old Gentry was an assistant under Doc Rivers, helping to guide the Clippers to the conference semifinals.

Gentry's name has also been linked to the head coaching vacancy in Cleveland and to multiple assistant jobs, according to Yahoo.