Pelicans keeping Alvin Gentry, Dell Demps

The New Orleans Pelicans confirm coach Alvin Gentry and general manager Dell Demps will return for the 2017-18 season.

"After careful and thorough review of basketball operations, we have made the determination that the best course of action as we move forward into the 2017-18 season is to continue under the leadership of general manager Dell Demps and head coach Alvin Gentry," executive vice president of basketball operations Mickey Loomis said in a statement.

The Pelicans were 34-38 this past season, finishing seven games out of the final playoff spot in the Western Conference.