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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, are at the top of Denver’s wish list, Yahoo! Sports reports. Hollins interviewed for the job on Saturday and Shaw is expected to interview next week, Adrian Wojnarowski writes.
The Nuggets will only consider other candidates if Hollins or Shaw turns them down.
That is bad news for former Suns coach Alvin Gentry and incumbent Nuggets assistant Melvin Hunt, who were considered fringe candidates for the job. It is good news for the Sixers, however, who are said to be interested in Hunt for their own open coaching position.
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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.
The Clippers rescheduled some interviews in their coaching search, said several NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Former Memphis Grizzlies Coach Lionel Hollins was scheduled to interview with the Clippers front office Wednesday, but Hollins was attending an NBA competition committee meeting in San Antonio today, the executives said.
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 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...
When Phil Jackson talks -- or Tweets – people listen.
Whether people actually believe him or not is a completely different story, particularly when the former head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers and Chicago Bulls and arguably the greatest basketball coach of all-time confesses that his coaching days are over.
How many times have we heard this song?
Jackson said as...
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...
A person with knowledge of the details says the Brooklyn Nets' coaching decision is down to Jason Kidd and Brian Shaw.
Kidd met with general manager Billy King on Monday and Shaw is expected to meet with the team Wednesday. The person tells The Associated Press that the team has just those two candidates.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the coaching...
Brian Shaw met with Billy King for over four hours on Wednesday to discuss the Brooklyn Nets' head coaching vacancy.
Shaw is also pursuing a job with the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Nets are expected to quickly hire a new coach, deciding between Shaw and Jason Kidd.
A report from the Philadelphia Inquirer indicated that Kidd would be named head coach of the Nets by the end of the...
Stop the presses! The Detroit Pistons have hired Maurice “Mo” Cheeks…
Well this is the point Detroit Basketball is at, the Pistons hired the equivalent of the Blue Light Special of coaches. Immediately I thought, come on Gores! (for those that lost interest years ago, the Pistons have a new owner and his name is in fact Tom Gores) This is it? You’re a West Coast billionaire...
Nets to hire Jason Kidd
The Nets spent a long day interviewing Pacers assistant Brian Shaw. They listend to what Shaw had to offer and the ideas he had for the future of the Nets. They listened.
Shaw was once again a bridesmaid and not the bride as another interview fell short for Shaw and he was passed over in his quest to become a head coach.
The Nets have gone with...
Bryon Scott interviewed for the Los Angeles Clippers' head coach opening on Tuesday, according to NBA executives.
Scott met with Clippers president Andy Roeser, vice president of basketball operations Gary Sacks and director of basketball operations Eric Miller at the team’s practice facility.
“The interview went very well,” according to one executive.
The Clippers are...