LIONEL HOLLINS RUMORS

Joerger maintains Grizzlies' winning ways in debut coaching season

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dave Joerger walked into a fire. Bare feet. With lighter fluid leaking from his pockets. But far away from the home tyrants behind the bench yelling about his poor choice of lineups, Joerger finds solace in the fresh air outside his home out in the country. "Chicago at home was tough," Joerger said prior to Thursday's practice at FedExForum. "...
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9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lionel Hollins says he hasn’t spoken with Pistons, is interested in job

When the Detroit Pistons fired Mo Cheeks as coach, a lot of eyes turned to Lionel Hollins. He had coached a somewhat similar roster in Memphis (great front line, not much outside shooting) all the way to the conference finals twice, plus he was the kind of disciplinarian the Pistons ownership feels the team needs. Reports that the Pistons are eyeing Hollins came up quickly. Hollins...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Lionel Hollins Wants To Coach Pistons

Former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins is interested in coaching the Detroit Pistons who fired Mo Cheeks Sunday. Hollins led the Grizzlies to a franchise-best 56 wins in the 2012-13 season before being let go in the offseason.  During the summer, he turned down an offer to be assistant coach on Cheeks’ staff. Coach Lionel Hollins tells @CSNNW “Of course I’m interested”...
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February 09, 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...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

LAT: Clippers impressed by Lionel Hollins

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. Everybody...
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June 14, 2013  |  Discuss

An Expose On Lionel Hollins Fingers

Because you asked. Click here to ruin the rest of your morning. Hollins Wont Be Back Westbrook Sings
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June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Hollins says Grizzlies not renewing contract as coach

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...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
June 10, 2013  |  Discuss
WALKING FROM MEMPHIS

Grizzlies, Hollins part ways

Essentially a coaching free agent, Lionel Hollins will not return to the Memphis Grizzlies, the franchise he took to their first conference finals this past season.

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June 10, 2013  |  1 Comment

Hollins sends Randolph to bench to help chemistry

Considering the Grizzlies had lost five of their last six games, including three straight on the road, coach Lionel Hollins wasn't afraid to shake up his rotation against the Lakers on the final stop of a four-game West Coast road trip. So, he went back to the way the Grizzlies were when they didn't have Zach Randolph available because Randolph was hurt. Hollins started...
Via Fox Sports Tennessee
March 26, 2012  |  Discuss

Hollins continues masterful job as coach

Grizzlies' coach Lionel Hollins probably won't get many votes for the NBA's coach of the Year, but he should for what he's done since the All-Star break a year ago. Grizzlies forward Rudy Gay hurt his shoulder more than a year ago against Philadelphia on Feb. 15, 2011 (the last game before the All-Star break) and underwent surgery. He missed the season's last...
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March 21, 2012  |  Discuss
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