Alvin Gentry

by John Max 29 Sep,2020
Alvin Gentry
Personal Info
  • Famous Name
  • Birth Name Alvin Harris Gentry
  • Net Worth $5 Million
  • Currently Married Yes
  • Birth Country Shelby, North Carolina
  • Married to Suzanne Harris
  • Famous Name Alvin Gentry
  • Children Three
  • Nationality American
  • Ethnicity Afro-American
  • Profession NBA Head Coach

Alvin Gentry is an American professional basketball coach who most recently served at Sacramento Kings (interim HC) 2021-22. A former college basketball player Gently led five NBA teams; Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, and New Orleans Pelicans.

Shelby, North Carolina native, Alvin Gentry was born on 5th November 1954, under the star sign Scorpio. The sixty-seven years old is an American by nationality and is of Afro-American ethnic background. Regarding his physique, he stands 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) tall and weighs.

How Much Is Alvin Gentry's Net Worth In 2022?

It's been four decades that Alvin Gentry has been in the coaching field, holding various roles from assistant to associate head coach. For sure, Gentry has made millions of dollars from his sucessful career, but the exact figure is still under wrapped. 

Most recently, he coached the New Orleans Pelicans (2015-2020). There he had an annual salary of $3,437,500 and was ranked 20th best-paid NBA coach. San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich hit the first position with an annual salary of $11 million. 

Alvin Gentry's house Scottsdale, Arizona (AZ), US SOURCE: Virtual Globetrotting

As of 2020, Alvin Gentry has an estimated net worth of $5 million. He owns two house in Scottsdale, Arizona (AZ), US. 

Who is Alvin Gentry's Wife?

Alvin Gentry has married twice in his life. He first tied the knot with Pat Sue DeLuca. The couple met while Alvin was an assistant coach at Colorado University. Although the two went on to get divorced just five years later, they shared one daughter, Alexis Gentry. Now, Alexis is a founder and runs a pop culture website called She lives in Denver and takes credit for introducing Gentry to Twitter (@AlvinGentry).

Alvin Gentry's wife, Suzanne Harris SOURCE:

Further, during his short stay in San Antonio, he met his second/ urrent wife, Suzanne Harris, who directed corporate sales for the team at the time. The couple exchanged the vows in 2010. They are blessed with two sons, Matthew and Ryan. Their wedding was featured in the 23rd edition of the Arizona Wedding Magazine.

Early Years and Family

Alvin was born as the six to the late couple of Bulah Mae and G.H. Gentry. The pair were married for 63 years before Alvin's mother passed away in 2005. His father never went to school, so he never learned to write, but he always provided for his family as best he could working in a bakery, as a janitor, and in a textile factory.

Gentry enrolled at Shelby High School. Further, he played college basketball at Appalachian State University, where he was a point guard. 


Gentry began his coaching career at Baylor as an assistant coach. Further, he went to serve at a few colleges: Colorado and Kansas.

In 1989, he finally joined as an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs. For the 1991 season Gentry was hired as an assistant coach for the Miami Heat, where he coached for three seasons and then moved to Detroit Pistons.

Following the 1999–2000 season, he returned to San Antonio as a head assistant coach. Gentry later became an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns for six years prior to the start of the 2015 NBA Finals, On 30th May, he signed to the New Orleans Pelicans as their new head coach.

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