Love Lionel Hollins or hate him, there’s no disputing his skill and prowess as a coach. As the Grizzlies have struggled to start the season under new Head Coach (and former Hollins assistant) Dave Joerger, some fans have been longing for Hollins to return to the bench.
I tried (and will continue to try) to get an interview with Lionel Hollins, just because I admire him as not just a coach but as a man. But for those of us who have wanted to know what our favorite grumpy coach has been up to, ESPN.com’s Ramona Shelburne had a long talk with Hollins and reports thusly:
“I believe I’ve established myself as a head coach and I’d like another opportunity to show that [my success] wasn’t a fluke,” Hollins said. “I feel like I’ve proven I can take a young team and develop it, then sustain what I’ve done by what I did in the last five years in Memphis.”
The whole things is worth checking out . . . do so, then come back here to comment.
As for when he will get his chance, I’m guessing that we a