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LIONEL HOLLINS RUMORS

Hollins: Deron Williams No Longer Franchise Player

Lionel Hollins admitted he no longer considers Deron Williams to be a franchise type player. "He's not a franchise player anymore," Hollins said on Saturday morning during break-up day. "He's a good player, he's a solid player, but I don't think he's a franchise player anymore. That's just my opinion. He's a good player. I'm proud of the way he's bounced back and played, and there...
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets coach on Deron Williams: ‘He’s not a franchise player’

Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins said Saturday, one day after his team was eliminated from the playoffs, that point guard Deron Williams is no longer a franchise player. “He’s not a franchise player anymore,” Hollins said. “He’s a good player, he’s a solid player, but I don’t think he’s a franchise player anymore. That’s just...
Via Sports-Glory
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nets coach clarifies comment comparing Kyle Korver, Stephen Curry

Brooklyn Nets coach Lionel Hollins won't deny that he said Atlanta Hawks wing Kyle Korver is no Stephen Curry, but there was no disrespect intended by Hollins. While his comment seemed peculiar out of context, the full nature of the quote was fairly clear at the time: Yes, Korver is an outstanding shooter, Hollins acknowledged. But Korver isn't the off-the-bounce threat to pull up...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins doesn't believe in resting players

I'll take "Things Lionel Hollins Would Totally Believe" for $400, Alex. The Nets coach has an old-school reputation, so file this tweet from Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News in the category of something we'd expect to hear from the man leading the team that currently holds the No. 8 seed in the Eastern Conference.  Hollins spent the first half of the NBA season and more sporadically...
Via Fox Sports
April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins’ job already in question with Nets

Lionel Hollins’ job as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets already seems to be in jeopardy as the team slides in the standings. The Nets have gone 2-10 over their past 12 games, including a stretch of seven straight losses, and they’re now ninth in the East with an 18-26 record. Their last two losses,...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins: 'Honored and blessed to coach Kevin Garnett'

BOSTON — Lionel Hollins knows greatness when he sees it. The Brooklyn Nets bench boss has coached Kevin Garnett for just a few short months, but he could not praise the veteran big man enough when speaking with reporters Friday morning. “I’m honored and blessed to have had the opportunity to coach Kevin,” Hollins said before the Nets’ matchup with Garnett’s former...
Via NESN.com
December 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Nets Coach Lionel Hollins Not ‘Crazy’ About Prince William, Dutchess Kate

Lionel Hollins doesn’t understand why everyone is making such a darn big deal over Prince William and Dutchess Kate’s visit to the U.S. Like most of the players and coaches at Monday’s game between the Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers, Nets coach Lionel Hollins was asked what he thought of the royals’ visit. His response: Not much. “I don’t...
Via NESN.com
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers to interview Lionel Hollins

The Los Angeles Lakers are in no rush to find their replacement for departed head coach Mike D'Antoni, but a few candidates are beginning to emerge.According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the team is planning to interview former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins this week.Lakers management plans to interview Hollins later this week, league sources said. After meeting...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
May 26, 2014  |  Discuss
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