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After finishing his second day of interviews with the Clippers on Friday, former Memphis Grizzlies Coach Lionel Hollins left a big impression on L.A.s front office, said several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
The Clippers were impressed with Hollins basketball IQ, demeanor and his ability to develop players, the executives said.
Everybody thought it went well, one NBA executive said.
Hollins then jumped on a flight to Denver later in the day for an interview with the Nuggets on Saturday.
Hollins interview with the Clippers came on the heels of Indiana Pacers associate head coach Brian Shaw meeting the team Monday and former Cleveland Cavaliers Coach Byron Scott meeting them on Tuesday.
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The Memphis Grizzlies have opted to not renew coach Lionel Hollins’ contract. While Hollins did lead the team to 56 wins and an appearance in the Western Conference Finals, there was somewhat of a disconnect between Hollins and the front office.The Grizzlies front office is starting to rely more and more on sabermetrics, as evidenced by their hiring of statistical guru John Hollinger...
As the Clippers continue their search for a new coach, they remain interested in Lionel Hollins and Nate McMillan, said an NBA executive who was not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Hollins, the former coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, was scheduled to meet with the Clippers front office later Thursday and on Friday to present his case on why he should replace Vinny Del...
Lionel Hollins will interview with the Denver Nuggets for their coaching vacancy.
Hollins and Brian Shaw are Denver's two top candidates for the job, a source confirmed.
Hollins was let go by the Memphis Grizzlies despite leading the team to the Western Conference Finals this season.
The Nuggets put themselves in the position of having to search for a coach, having fired reigning NBA Coach of the Year George Karl, but it looks like everything might work out for them.
Lionel Hollins, one of the most widely-sought free agent coaches on the market after he and the Grizzlies parted ways this week, and Brian Shaw, an esteemed assistant coach with the Pacers and Lakers...
The Memphis Grizzlies will interview George Karl on Monday, according to a source.
Karl was fired by the Denver Nuggets last week following a regular season in which he won Coach of the Year.
The Grizzlies are searching for a replacement to Lionel Hollins. David Joerger is widely considered the favorite for the position, while Ed Pinckney, Alvin Gentry and Brian Shaw are also candidates.
Clippers moving forward without Doc Rivers, now prepared to offer job to Brian Shaw or Lionel Hollins next week, sources
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) June 15, 2013
That was fast. A few hours ago, a KG-to-LA in a “trade” that involved Doc Rivers was allegedly going hot and heavy. All the local guys were chiming in with their sources too, making it seem like this thing...