Name: Lionel Hollins
Career Coaching Record: Regular Season: 214-201 (.516), Playoffs: 18-17 (.514)
Previous Stints: Vancouver Grizzlies (1999-2000), Memphis Grizzlies (2004), Memphis Grizzlies (2009-2013)
Former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins has recently expressed interest in the Lakers’ head coaching vacancy. As head of the Grizzlies, Hollins coached the team to many franchise records. In the 2011-2012 lockout season, the Grizzlies had a franchise best win percentage at .621. That year the Grizzlies were the 4 seed heading into the playoffs and had home court advantage for the first time in franchise history. He also led the Grizzlies to a franchise best 56 win season in 2012-2013 and led the team to the Western Conference Finals before being swept by the San Antonio Spurs. Grizzlies management decided not to renew Hollins’ contract in the summer of 2013.
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