Golden State Warriors assistant coach Alvin Gentry has said recently that he would like to be a NBA head coach again at some point and tonight he'll get his chance.
Alvin Gentry to KNBR: "I would love to coach again. Obviously that's what my goal would be, but if it didn't happen that would be OK also."— Diamond Leung (@diamond83) February 11, 2015
As the assistant on the top team in the Western Conference, Gentry will be leading the U.S. Team against the World Team in the Rising Stars challenge tonight at 6 p.m. EST. That the rosters are filled with players from the Minnesota Timberwolves (4), Utah Jazz (3) and Philadelphia 76ers (three selections, two actually playing) could be taken as a sign that we should be thankful that the Warriors are only represented by their assistant coach -- the Warriors have bigger events to attend this weekend.
The NBA All-Star Weekend schedule
Someone -- from D-League stars to All-Star starters -- will be representing the Warriors organization on every night this weekend, beginning with Gentry representing the organization in the Rising Stars challenge tonight. The following is a quick rundown of the entire schedule of events, including where the Warriors will be making appearances.
Friday, February 13
4 p.m. PST: Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game | ESPN (Warriors legend Chris Mullin)
6 p.m. PST: BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge | TNT (Alvin Gentry, coach --Team USA)
Saturday, February 14
4 p.m. PST: Adam Silver news conference | NBA TV
5:30 p.m. PST | State Farm All-Star Saturday Night | TNT
- Degree Shooting Stars (Stephen Curry -- Team Curry)
- Taco Bell Skills Challenge
- Foot Locker Three-Point Contest (Stephen Curry & Klay Thompson -- participants)
- Sprite Slam Dunk
Sunday, February 15
11:30 a.m. PST: NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by Kumho Tire | NBA TV (Santa Cruz Warriors James Michael McAdoo & Elliot Williams -- Western Conference)
5:30 p.m. PST: NBA All-Star Game | TNT (Curry, Thompson, Steve Kerr -- Western Conference)