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Lionel Hollins has been more successful than any Grizzlies coach and will be a free agent after June 30.
He has the Grizzlies in the Western Conference finals for the first time and has won more games with this team than any other coach.
He probably wouldn't have a problem getting another job, but says he's very happy with the one he has.
New owners took over in November and decided to wait and see what they had before extending contracts. That has made Hollins a popular potential candidate for other openings.
Marc Gasol said Thursday that Hollins' focus has been on the playoffs, not contract talks.
Memphis needs Hollins' full postseason attention right now with the Grizzlies down 0-2 heading into Saturday's Game 3 against San Antonio.
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Tony Allen was fined $5,000 by the NBA for his flop in Game 2 against the San Antonio Spurs. Take a look at the play that cost him.
As the Spurs hit the road to take on the Grizzlies in Memphis, the Grizz have to figure out a way to make sure they protect their home court advantage to survive. How can they do this (besides the obvious answer of better defense)? Easy. More Jerryd Bayless and Quincy Pondexter and less Tony Allen and Tayshaun Prince. This isn’t really a knock on Allen and Prince, it’s more of...
In the waning seconds of game two of the Western Conference Finals between the Spurs/Grizzlies, Memphis guard Tony Allen produced a rather epic acting job to gain a flagrant foul call against Manu Ginobli.
After the Grizzlies made a defensive stop of Manu, the ball ended up in the hands of Tony on a fast break attempt which ultimately culminated with Ginobili fouling him in the act...
The Memphis Grizzlies are using advanced analytics to manage the salary cap.
“People talk about analytics in evaluating players, but there’s a lot of analytics around the salary cap,” said Josh Levien, the first-year CEO of the Grizzlies. “How much should we spend for a player at a certain position and what role he’s going to play? So that’s a lot of what we’ve done...
With three small markets in the conference semifinals, the NBA knows it’s screwed unless it can build some drama…
The San Antonio Spurs escaped last night with an overtime victory in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals against the Memphis Grizzlies, and we say escaped because Tony Allen put on a performance that no doubt influenced the referees to call a flagrant 1 foul on Manu Ginobili with under thirty seconds to go in the fourth quarter with the Spurs leading 85-81. It was a hard foul...
AT&T Center – Four weeks ago, Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol was named the 2013 NBA Defensive Player of the Year. Gasol and the Grizzlies were defensive juggernauts in the regular season as they won games with their style of play, “grit and grind.”
Today, with Gasol’s Grizzlies down 0-2 to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, something was...
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This clip comes from ESPN's postgame coverage from Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals. Near the end of the game, Tony Allen of the Grizzlies got a flagrant foul from Manu Ginobili. Even though the call was fairly accurate, Allen writhed on the ground like David Luiz, holding his head that was never touched.
After the game, Jalen Rose had a great line planned for...
It took seven quarters, in which the Spurs outscored Memphis by 34 points, but the Grizzlies may have found a viable solution against San Antonio's pack-the-paint strategy -- spread the floor with Jerryd Bayless and Quincy Pondexter to make them pay for doubling Zach Randolph in the post.
Another fortuitous circumstance -- the nominally foul-averse Tim Duncan, averaging...
I still think this is a long series, as Memphis is tough to beat at home.
So much for the favored Memphis Grizzlies to take at least one game in San Antonio. The Grizzlies find themselves in an 0-2 hole as the Spurs held on in overtime to win Game 2 93-89. Memphis was the favorite going into this series. Some said that the Spurs had old veterans that could not keep up with Memphis. Looks like that is not the case.
Tony Parker had 15 points and a career...
Mark and McNeill talked about Cleveland winning the NBA Draft Lottery, argued over if the Pacers' heartbreaking loss in Game 1 will cost them the series, gave Lionel Hollins for making some big adjustments in Game 2, Mark threw out a gusty idea of the Raptors amnestying Rudy Gay and Phil Jackson making some headlines this month.