ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — How tall is Golden State Warriors assistant coach Alvin Gentry? You might wonder who even cares, but today it’s a particularly valid question.
But before we get to the why, how tall is Alvin Gentry? A simple google search turns up nothing. According to his Wikipedia page, Gentry played point guard in college at Appalachian State, which would suggest he is probably not all that tall, at least in relation to most basketball players. Perhaps the best we can do is by analyzing this recent photo of Gentry on the sidelines next to Steve Kerr, who we know is 6-3.
So by that picture, let’s just assume Gentry is also 6-3, if not maybe an inch or so shorter. But the more salient fact, at least for our purposes, is that Gentry recently turned 60 years old.
We’re doing a deep dive into Gentry’s personal stats for an important reason: At Warriors practice yesterday in Cleveland, before Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Alvin Gentry dunked a basketball. Yes, it took him two tries, and yes, he used the wall for a little boost, but he’s 60 years old! As the caption on this video reads, “Age ain’t nothing but a number.”