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Come on down, New Coach!
This is probably weeks, if not months, ahead of when the actual hire will take place, especially since nearly a quarter of the league has openings right now and this might be the least attractive of any of the openings, but it needs to be said.
The next Sixers coach should not be George Karl. Or Larry Brown, or Lionel Hollins, or Nate McMillan, Mo Cheeks or any other Big Name that might sell tickets to utter fools and/or give the franchise's remaining 38 fans delusions of a playoff run in 2013-14.
Rather, this. The next Sixers coach should be known to, well, nearly no one outside of serious basketball circles.
This isn't a quick job, folks. Other than point guard Jrue Holliday and tweener forward Thaddeus Young, there isn't a major piece in place right now, and if you want to cast doubt on both of those guys as being top 10 in the league at their relative positions, I won't argue with you. Starting center Spencer Hawes is soft and erratic...
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Lionel Hollins says the Memphis Grizzlies have told him they will not renew his contract as head coach, even though he's the winningest coach in the franchise's history coming off the team's first trip to the Western Conference finals.
WMC-TV in Memphis first reported Monday that Hollins said his contract would not be renewed.
The Grizzlies did not have any immediate...
When a team from the Association’s bench boss, becomes “NBA Coach Of The Year,” one would think that head coach would be rewarded by his franchise, perhaps with a bonus. To the surprise of many NBA observers, things did not work out that way in Denver, as the “Denver Post” reported the Nuggets announced on Friday, that they have fired veteran bench boss George Karl, weeks...
I'm not a Karl fan, but this move was surprising.
Even though he led his team to the Western Conference Finals, Hollins will be without a job this offseason
After a disappointing playoff exit, a sweep at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals, the Memphis Grizzlies, under new ownership and front-office executives, have officially done what most people expected them to do: tell coach Lionel...
MEMPHIS -- The obvious finally occurred. Did anyone really think Lionel Hollins was returning to coach the Memphis Grizzlies?
Unceremoniously, the team confirmed Monday evening that Hollins contract would not be renewed for next season.
Just like that, the Hollins saga is over. No big press conference. No major television announcement. Nothing, just Hollins quietly making his exit...
Denver Nuggets President Josh Kroenke said Friday that it was hard to let both the NBA's executive of the year and its coach of the year get away following a franchise record 57-win season, ''but I'm not here to win awards, I'm here to win banners.''
Kroenke said he wasn't going to stand in the way of Masai Ujiri leaving for his dream job as GM of...
This article originally ran on Pattison Ave Friday afternoon. Be sure to check out the original here. "Imagine being given an annual award for excellence in your profession and then a few short weeks later being fired from that very same position. This is exactly what happened to the NBA’s current coach of the year, George Karl, who is now on the open market looking for...
The Clippers appear to be moving forward in their search to find a new coach and are focusing on Lionel Hollins, Brian Shaw and George Karl, said NBA executives who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.
Hollins, whose contract with the Memphis Grizzlies expires June 30, had a lengthy telephone conversation Thursday with Gary Sacks, the Clippers' vice president...
The Denver Nuggets have received permission to interview Brian Shaw and Lionel Hollins for their head coaching vacancy.
The Nuggets are likely to interview a small group of candidates, based on previous reports.
Pete D'Alessandro remains a top candidate for the team’s general manager vacancy.