Brooklyn Nets To Potentially Go After Lionel Hollins?

May 5, 2013; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins reacts to a play in action against the Oklahoma City Thunder in game one of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. The Thunder defeated the Grizzlies 93-91. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

After letting P.J. Carlesimo walk, the Brooklyn Nets have been on the hunt for a new head coach, and Lionel Hollins of the Memphis Grizzlies could potentially be a person of interest.

With an ownership that is willing to spend money, the Nets have been looking to land a big name for the coaching job. Phil Jackson was at the top of Brooklyn’s list, but has already declared that he has no interest in coaching the team.

According to Chris Broussard’s sources, Hollins, who is currently coaching the Grizzlies, might be a candidate for the job if Memphis doesn’t re-sign him. Hollins is in the last year of his contract, and has previously announced his disappointment with the moves the front-office has made in order to save money.

However, at this point, this hardly seems probable. Hollins has done a great job as the coach of Memphis and has put together one of the grittiest teams in the NBA. The Grizzlies are still in the playoffs and have looked very good. Memphis is currently tied at one game apiece with the Oklahoma City Thunder.


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Topics: Brooklyn Nets, Lionel Hollins, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA Playoffs

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