Pelicans Coach Alvin Gentry

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Gentry tossed in Pelicans loss as frustrations over futility boil over

Pelicans' 12-game losing streak is longest in franchise history

Mark Menard
December 16, 2019 - 8:07 am

The Pelicans made history yesterday afternoon, but not in the way you'd usually prefer. Their loss to the Orlando Magic was their 12th straight, setting a new threshold for futility as they are now in the midst of their longest losing streak in franchise history.

The record stretch of failure is definitely wearing on Coach Alvin Gentry who was ejected from the game in the third quarter after getting two technical fouls for arguing with officials.

"We've just got to play better," Gentry said. "We've got to play better, and I think the frustration boiled over for me tonight. And I've got to do a better job with that also. But a foul is a foul, I think. If guys foul, it should be called."

Gentry was asked after the game if he's worried at all about his job security as his team flails on the court.

"I've been in the league 31 years. I don't ever worry about anything that I don't have any control over," Gentry said. "I just know that I'm going to come to work every day and do everything I can to get this turned around. That's what I do know."

One thing is certain: the Pelicans have no choice but to slog forward.

"We've just got to keep competing, and we'll try to get it figured out," Gentry said.

With the 130-119 loss to the Magic, the Pels now sit at 6-21 on the year. They're back in the Smoothie King Center tomorrow night to host the Brooklyn Nets.

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