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WATCH: Gentry celebrates Pelicans´ NBA Draft lottery win

May 15 2019 5:12 AM

Alvin Gentry and the New Orleans Pelicans had little to celebrate during the 2018-19 NBA season.

All-Star Anthony Davis notified New Orleans of his intention not to stay beyond the 2019-20 campaign and sought a trade.

The uncertainty over Davis – with the Los Angeles Lakers in hot pursuit – weighed on the Pelicans, who missed the playoffs after posting a 33-49 record.

But head coach Gentry and the Pelicans had plenty to celebrate on Tuesday as New Orleans secured the number one pick in the NBA Draft on June 20.

With teenage sensation Zion Williamson the top draft prospect, Gentry was understandably delighted after his team's lottery success.

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