Found December 10, 2013 on Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!:
Apparently, Lionel Hollins and Barry Hecker had differences during the Grizzlies 2012-13 playoff run, that culminated in Hecker’s dismissal during the OKC series. Even as Jason Kidd used a 13-letter word on his now former assistant Lawrence Frank, we learn that there is generally still much more going on behind the scenes on these NBA teams — and that chemistry isn’t just important on the court, it’s important on the coaching staff as well. And there was apparently no shortage of combustion during the 2013 playoffs for your Memphis Grizzlies. The Sporting News Sean Deveney  finally brings us the scoop on the sudden dismissal of former Grizzlies assistant Barry Hecker during last year’s playoffs. Much of it had to do with a dustup with an OKC fan during the playoffs, but apparently bad feelings had been simmering for a while. Deveney quotes Hecker saying that Dave Joerger was angling for the head coaching job:  “I told Lionel two years ago, I said, ‘Lionel, this (guy) is going to get...
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