LIONEL HOLLINS RUMORS

Nets show interest in former Cavaliers coach David Blatt

David Blatt might have just had an ugly split with LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it doesn’t sound like he’ll be without a job for long. Blatt received his walking papers from the Cavaliers Friday despite the team sitting in first place in the Eastern Conference at 30-11, according to ESPN.com. The Cavaliers have their reasons, but plenty of teams—such as the...
Via The Sports Daily
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: No Nets players liked Lionel Hollins

Lionel Hollins was not a popular man in the Brooklyn Nets locker room. Andy Vasquez of The Record of Bergen County, New Jersey reported on Friday that his sources could not name a single Brooklyn player who liked Hollins, and they felt that the coach was condescending, negative, and vindictive. Players who questioned the coach reportedly ended up in his doghouse, and he rarely...
Via Larry Brown Sports
28 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marcus Smart, Jae Crowder have heated on-court exchange in loss

Want to see a microcosm of the Boston Celtics’ past five days? Having already blown a 21-point lead, the Celtics trailed the Memphis Grizzlies by two points Sunday with 40 seconds remaining when former Celtic Jeff Green rejected Marcus Smart’s layup attempt. Frustrated by what he thought was a no-call, Smart committed a not-so-smart foul on Mario Chalmers seconds later, and...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Mark Jackson expected to push for Brooklyn Nets' coaching job

Mark Jackson has been looking to get back into coaching over the past year or so and there is one place in particular that he has coveted coaching for quite some time. According to a report from Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated, Jackson is expected to push for the Brooklyn Nets’ coaching job and has wanted it for awhile. Expect ex-Warriors coach Mark Jackson to push to get...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets CEO targeting UK's Calipari to be coach and president

Kentucky head basketball coach John Calipari is no stranger to job offers being thrown his direction, and he’s had no issue turning those down either.  But according to a report by Sports Illustrated, Brooklyn Nets CEO Brett Yormark has his mind set on offering Calipari an offer that will be hard to refuse. Originally reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Yormark wants the...
Via College Spun
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets hit reset button, fire Lionel Hollins, reassign GM Billy King

A day after losing to the Detroit Pistons and dropping to 10-27, the Brooklyn Nets have fired head coach Lionel Hollins and reassigned general manager Billy King. Nets assistant coach Tom Brown will take over as interim head coach. “After careful consideration, I’ve concluded that it’s time for a fresh start and a new vision for the direction of the team,” said Nets owner...
Via The Comeback
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets Fire Coach Lionel Hollins, Reassign General Manager Billy King

NEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets have fired coach Lionel Hollins and reassigned general manager Billy King in the midst of their worst season since moving from New Jersey. The Nets said Sunday that assistant Tony Brown will serve as the interim head coach, and the GM position will remain open until a replacement is hired. The Nets have lost four in a row overall and nine straight...
Via NESN.com
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Nets fire Lionel Hollins, start cleaning house

The Brooklyn Nets have made major changes, firing head coach Lionel Hollins and reassigning general manager Billy King to a lesser role within the organization. Assistant coach Tony Brown will serve as the interim head coach for the remainder of the season, with the general manager role remaining vacant until a full-time GM is hired. “After careful consideration, I’ve concluded...
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lionel Hollins spends more time complaining than explaining

Lionel Hollins is currently in his second year coaching the Nets, and so far, it hasn't been going according to plan. Hollins' Nets won 38 games last year, good enough to sneak into the playoffs at the No. 8 seed, but far off from where the organization would like to be.This year, the winning percentage is even worse, though Brooklyn has performed better of late, posting a 10-23...
Via Fox Sports
January 04, 2016  |  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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