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Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry expected to interview for Jazz's head-coaching job

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Jan. 6, 2012; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Phoenix Suns head coach Alvin Gentry against the Portland Trail Blazers at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Trail Blazers 102-77. (Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports)

Los Angeles Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry is expected to soon interview for the Utah Jazz's head-coaching vacancy, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday to see predraft workouts. The Jazz have already interviewed Chicago Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin, but have been deliberate in their process to hire a new head coach.

The Cleveland Cavaliers have also contacted the Clippers about Gentry for their head-coaching vacancy, but an interview has not been set up, a source said. Gentry has ties to new Cavaliers general manager David Griffin when both worked for the Phoenix Suns.

Gentry is also receiving strong interest from the Golden State Warriors to be the associate head coach under new coach Steve Kerr. Gentry worked under Kerr when both were in Phoenix.

The Sacramento Kings have also contacted Gentry about their assistant coach position, a source said. Kings head coach Michael Malone never filled the position vacated by his father Brendan a week before last season.

Gentry is still under contract with the Clippers and is credited for running their offense, which averaged 108.8 points last season. He has a combined 335-370 coaching record as head coach of the Suns and Clippers and as interim head coach with the Detroit Pistons and Miami Heat.

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