Originally written on Extra Pine Tar  |  Last updated 11/18/14
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Lionel Hollins doesn’t have an answer to how the Grizzlies lost this series so he just starts spouting out any cliche he can think of. “Let it rip” and “Two strikes, 9th innings” aren’t even basketball cliches for Christ’s sake. No wonder this is his third stint as the coach of the Grizzlies.

Just go out and say, “Well, ya know, we really blew it. It doesn’t matter if you give 110% when you shoot 32.5% from the field. Uh, ain’t nobody gonna break-a my stride, ain’t nobody gonna knock-a me down. Be the ball, throw yourself. 90% of the game is 50% mental. I may not be able to coach down the stretch in games, but this was a great learning experience.  You shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. Live and you learn. As long as we stay the course and don’t shoot the messenger than what goes around should come around. In the nick of time, time will tell. You know, I wish a cat had my tounge, but the writing on the wall is that I probably don’t have what it takes to coach this team. But, I guess when life gives you lemons you say “**** the lemons” and bail. Much like my team did when it mattered.”

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