TAG: Lionel Hollins

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 »

NBA, Smack / Jun 2, 2013 / 5:48 pm

Lionel Hollins Might Have Coached His Last Game With Memphis

Lionel Hollins

After leading the Grizzlies to four straight seasons with 40 or more wins, Lionel Hollins has likely coached his last game in Memphis. Yahoo! Sports reports Memphis granted Hollins the opportunity to speak to other teams about coaching vacancies after the two sides were miles apart on a contract extension, due in part to having decidedly clashing viewpoints about the future of the team. Read More »

NBA, Video / May 19, 2013 / 8:34 pm

Memphis Coach Lionel Hollins Forgets Jerryd Bayless’ Name

Lionel Hollins

Honestly, Jerryd Bayless was one of the few Grizzlies who played somewhat decent during the Spurs’ blowout Game 1 win this afternoon. So we were rolling in the postgame presser when coach Lionel Hollins couldn’t remember his name. Read More »

NBA / Apr 1, 2013 / 4:15 pm

Why The Memphis Grizzlies Can Trust Ed Davis

Ed Davis

The Memphis Grizzlies have clinched a playoff berth and are now vying with the Clippers and Nuggets to sort out who will hold the third, fourth, and fifth seeds in the Western Conference. When the Grizzlies traded alleged franchise centerpiece Rudy Gay to Toronto, more than a few pundits lamented what appeared to them to be the front office’s decision to play for next year. Read More »

NBA / Mar 15, 2013 / 1:30 pm

The Memphis Grizzlies: Contender Or Pretender?

Zach Randolph

The NBA is notorious for having a small number of teams with realistic championship expectations. While nearly half of the NFL can claim to be in the running, the NBA normally only has a handful of true contenders. The Heat, Thunder and Spurs have all established themselves as frontrunners to be playing into June, but there is another interesting group below them of teams that have shown the capability of playing with the elite. Read More »

NBA / Feb 7, 2013 / 12:00 pm

Ed Davis Could Be The New Secret Weapon For The Memphis Grizzlies

Ed Davis

In the drama-filled aftermath of the Rudy Gay trade, something to keep an eye on is the development and usage of Ed Davis in Memphis. Should the ongoing discord between Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins and the front office continue, Davis may become collateral damage. Read More »

Latest News, NBA / Feb 1, 2013 / 1:00 pm

Memphis Coach On Rudy Gay Trade: “When You Have Champagne Taste, You Can’t Be On A Beer Budget.”

Rudy Gay

After watching OKC steamroll Memphis last night, it’d be easy to say the Grizzlies screwed up by trading their best perimeter shotmaker, and the guy they normally go to in tight games. Then again, they saved money by giving away Rudy Gay, and got back a few decent pieces in Tayshaun Prince and Ed Davis. Read More »

Smack / Feb 1, 2013 / 2:55 am

Oklahoma City Cuts Memphis In Half; Golden State’s Defense Beats Dallas

Russell Westbrook

We can just imagine Memphis head coach Lionel Hollins shaking his head. So you’re telling me you’re trading Rudy Gay and our first game without him is against Oklahoma City? Yes, and it wasn’t pretty, a small Grizzlies comeback notwithstanding in the second half Thursday in OKC’s 106-89 win. Memphis tied a season-low by scoring 34 points in the first half and fell behind by 25 because of a combination of OKC being freakishly good and the Grizzlies playing with zero energy and looking like someone just kicked their dog. Read More »