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Lionel Hollins, Billy King to represent Nets in NBA Africa game

The NBA will be putting together a game in South Africa, playing Aug. 1. With the competition just around the corner, the Nets have announced two integral additions to the contest: Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins and general manager Billy King.Here's more from the team's website:The game will air on ESPN at 9 a.m. EST Aug. 1. (h/t Brooklyn Nets.)
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins is pleased with performances from Las Vegas Summer League

Lionel Hollins spent plenty of time in Las Vegas watching the Nets' young up-and-comers try to improve at summer league. Now, he's giving a bit of evaluation regarding what he saw during his time in Sin City. And guess what: He's a fan.From the Nets' official site (via NetsDaily):(h/t NetsDaily.)Photo Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Deron Williams was restrained from going after coach

The same day a report emerged that Deron Williams wants out of Brooklyn, we’re learning that he had a major conflict with Nets coach Lionel Hollins. According to the New York Daily News’ Stefan Bondy, Williams had to be restrained from going after Hollins around the All-Star break: Around AS break, sources say Deron Williams...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  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

Brooklyn Nets season preview: Roster analysis

New Brooklyn Nets head coach Lionel Hollins will be coming into Brooklyn with a roster that may not seem very deep on the surface, but has the potential to have a number of contributors offensively and defensively. The starting five will most likely be all returning players; Deron Williams at point guard, Joe Johnson at shooting guard, Alan Anderson/Andrei Kirilenko at small forward...
Via isportsweb.com
October 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets reportedly set to hire Lionel Hollins

Lionel Hollins is nearing a deal that would make him the new head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Hollins will receive a multiyear deal that is worth about $4 million per season. Hollins was replaced in Memphis due to “philosophical differences” between him and... The post Nets To Hire Lionel Hollins appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
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July 02, 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

Lionel Hollins: “My Success Was No Fluke”

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...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss
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