TAG: Lionel Hollins

NBA / Aug 9, 2014 / 4:15 pm

Nets Coach Lionel Hollins Believes That Kevin Garnett Will Play This Season

Kevin Garnett

Brooklyn Nets big man and future Hall-of-Famer Kevin Garnett is hardly the player he used to be, but that doesn’t mean he’s expendable. The 38 year-old’s playing status has been unknown since the Nets were eliminated from the playoffs in May, and conventional wisdom said the departure of longtime teammate Paul Pierce to the Washington Wizards in free agency increased the chances that Garnett will retire. All recent reports have indicated otherwise despite KG’s silence, however, and yesterday’s sentiment of new Brooklyn coach Lionel Hollins is the latest evidence that supports the idea Garnett will return to play at least one more season. Read More »

Latest News / Jul 2, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Nets Hire Lionel Hollins To Replace Kidd

Lionel Hollins

The Brooklyn Nets’ brief coaching search is over. In the wake of Jason Kidd’s blazing, unapologetically Machiavellian departure to the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced it has hired Lionel Hollins as head coach. Read More »

Latest News / Jun 30, 2014 / 1:00 pm

Report: Nets Considering Hollins, Jackson, Karl, Messina To Replace Kidd

Lionel Hollins

The Brooklyn Nets have some of coaching’s biggest names lined up to replace Jason Kidd. According reports, Mikhail Prokhorov and company will likely choose from a group of distinguished coaches highlighted by Lionel Hollins and Mark Jackson. Read More »

Latest News / May 29, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Report: Vinny Del Negro Emerges As Coaching Candidate for T-Wolves

Vinny Del Negro

After failing to reach an agreement with the Memphis Grizzlies’ Dave Joerger, the Minnesota Timberwolves search for a head coach has taken a surprising turn. According to multiple reports, former Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls coach Vinny Del Negro has emerged as a legitimate candidate to take the reins in Minnesota. Read More »

NBA / May 23, 2014 / 3:00 pm

Dave Joerger To Meet With Owner For ‘Wolves Job

Marc Gasol, Dave Joerger

Earlier this week, the Memphis Grizzlies front office went through an upheaval when their CEO and assistant general manager abruptly left the team. There have been reports owner Robert Pera has been very hands-on with the team, including promising playing time to certain players earlier in the season. So it’s no surprise Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger is looking elsewhere for a new job. He has made significant progress with the Minnesota Timberwolves this week. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 9, 2014 / 4:11 pm

Report: Maurice Cheeks Fired As Pistons Coach

Maurice Cheeks

Early Sunday morning, Pistons general manager Joe Dumars informed Maurice Cheeks he had been let go as the coach of the underperforming Pistons, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Sources tell Woj, Pistons owner Tom Gores was behind the firing and Dumars advocated that Cheeks be given more time. Read More »

NBA / Jun 26, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Doc Rivers’ Top 5 Potential Replacements In Boston

Doc Rivers

The Doc Rivers saga in Boston has finally come to an end after talks between the Celtics and Clippers were revived four times over the past week. Doc is the first domino to fall for the Cs in what looks to be one of the organization’s busiest offseasons in a long time. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jun 10, 2013 / 9:48 pm

NBA News: Lionel Hollins Officially Out As Memphis Grizzlies Coach

Lionel Hollins

It seemed like an inevitable outcome for a while now, but it’s still kind of disappointing that it happened – Lionel Hollins is officially out as head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.

After butting heads with management and flat out being disrespected by them in front of his players, the Grizzlies informed Hollins that his contract was not going be renewed and released this statement: Read More »

NBA / Jun 5, 2013 / 11:00 am

Why The Memphis Grizzlies Must Keep Lionel Hollins

Lionel Hollins

Job security in the NBA is at an all-time low, especially at the head coach position. This season alone, the turnover rates have been astronomical, and even quasi-successful coaches have found themselves in the hot seat as the offseason approaches and teams attempt to retool their rosters and reshuffle their coaching staffs for the upcoming season. Read More »

NBA, Smack / Jun 3, 2013 / 10:19 am

Lionel Hollins Disrespected in Memphis; He Needs to Go

Memphis Grizzlies

Over the weekend, it started to become increasingly evident that Lionel Hollins is likely out at Memphis Grizzlies coach, and today we’re seeing more and more evidence as to why he’s been given permission to speak with other teams.

From what is being reported, it seems like this current situation is the most intense example yet of “old school” coaches and coaching philosophy clashing with new school, analytics-driven front office management. Read More »