Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer
Alvin Gentry when asked how he's handling the Pelicans' 7-15 season, which comes on the heels of a 30-52 first season in New Orleans: "Frustrating. Frustrating. Very frustrating, to be honest with you. I had higher expectations … and thought that we would have less injuries, to be honest with you. Obviously the Jrue [Holiday] thing isn't anything that anyone can help. It's just an unfortunate thing. The greatest thing about that is that everybody came out [healthy]. Lauren seems to be doing great. JT, his daughter, is doing great. To me, that was the most important thing out of that. It's unfortunate, because Jrue is healthy and ready to go, and I think he was so excited about it. [But] that kind of threw us behind the 8-ball right away. It's frustrating, I'm not going to lie about it. It really is.
"As I say all the time, you can do one or two things: You can have pity parties for yourself or you can sit down and every night I try to figure out a way that we can put us in a situation to win games. That's what I'm supposed to do."