Category: Lionel Hollins

John Hollinger Gives Up Writing Columns to Join Memphis Grizzlies’ Front Office

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

I think you've got to give the Memphis Grizzlies some props for thinking a little bit outside the box. The team went out and hired former ESPN columnist John Hollinger as its new vice president of basketball operations. It's a new-school move, as Hollinger was knowing for his Player Efficiency ...

Lionel Hollins: “People are getting to see who we are”

Wednesday, April 27th, 2011

Forget the Boston Celtics “finding” themselves, forget the South Beach All-Stars in Miami, and forget everybody else. The story of the 2011 playoffs right now is the Memphis Grizzlies. The Grizzlies have pushed the number one seed in the Western Conference to the brink of elimination and they are doing ...

Lionel Hollins “Since the first of the year we’ve really played good basketball.”

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

In November of 2009 a ten-year NBA veteran finally got an opportunity to be a full-time head coach after nearly two decades of being an assistant with the Grizzlies organization (which includes three times being their interim head coach). Lionel Hollins lead the Memphis Grizzlies to their first playoff birth in ...

The Grizzlies Have Their Eyes on a Playoff Spot in the Western Conference

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

What a story we have brewing in Memphis this season in the NBA. At the beginning of the year, the Grizzlies started off 1-8 and it looked like it was going to be another disappointing season in Memphis. Last year the Grizzlies won just 24 games and after getting off ...

The Grizzlies are On a Roll and It Started Around the Time Allen Iverson Left Memphis

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Don’t look now, but the Grizzlies have won four of their last five games.  Before you get too excited, that only makes them 5-9 on the season since they did start off 1-8.  On top of that, their one loss over this recent five game stretch came against the only ...

Lionel Hollins: Thabeet Wasn’t The Guy From The Get-Go

Friday, June 26th, 2009

I love the draft because everyone has an opinion and everyone is right (that's the same reason why I also hate the draft).  Person 'A' will say, 'No, Hasheem Thabeet was a terrible pick at number two, Tyreke Evans or Ricky Rubio will be a better player,' and person 'B' ...

Memphis Grizzlies Coach Mike Heisley In An Interesting Segment

Tuesday, January 27th, 2009

There's trouble on the horizon for the Memphis Grizzlies. After a brief break from the franchises' lowly ways earlier this decade, the Grizzlies are back to their old ways of losing. Frequently. The hiring of Lionel Hollins to replace the fired Marc Iavaroni has raised some eyebrows in the Memphis ...