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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
January 15, 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

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: Deron Williams was restrained from going after coach

By Larry Brown The same day a report emerged that Deron Williams wants out of Brooklyn, we're learning that the point guard 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 had to be physically restrained...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 10, 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

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.
Via Hoops-Nation
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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