Report: Kings’ Gentry tests positive, won’t coach vs. Wizards

Alvin Gentry

Sacramento Kings head coach Alvin Gentry has tested positive for the coronavirus and won’t coach in their game against the Wizards on Wednesday night, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The 67-year-old is “largely asymptomatic” other than a sore throat and must test negative twice in a row 24 hours apart before he can resume his position on the Kings’ bench.

The Kings cancelled their morning shoot-around Wednesday and, per Wojnarowski, haven’t yet determined whether there are more positive tests within the organization. As of 12:30 EST, Sacramento hadn’t announced Gentry’s status nor had it named an interim coach for Wednesday.

Gentry began the season as associate head coach before replacing the fired Luke Walton 17 games in. The Kings are 5-6 since he took over and they enter play Wednesday in playoff position tied for the 10th best record in the Western Conference.

The Wizards (15-13) take on Sacramento looking to snap a two-game losing streak with losses in five of their last six games. Wednesday’s contest is the second of six straight road games for Washington.