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Tortured Alvin Gentry had his NBA draft lottery moment: ‘F–k yeah’

Alvin Gentry was asked a question during a Pelicans upset over the Jazz in March, but requested a clarification. “Excuse me? I had a couple of beers. Sorry,” Gentry responded. And who could blame him? The final two months of the Pelicans season looked particularly painful for the coach of a team that was torn apart by Anthony Davis trade rumors. Tuesday night, before Knicks fans wallowed, Gentry rejoiced. The NBA released video of the actual lottery drawing that happens behind closed doors and before ESPN airs the winner, and it shows Gentry joyfully celebrating with a “f–k yeah” and a relieved strut as the Pelicans won the No. 1 pick and the ability to draft Duke star Zion Williamson. Gentry was the one who, night after ni ...