Current Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins must love him some Beale Street.
Although the former NBA player has spent time with both the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns as an assistant, Hollins is now on his third tenure as head coach for the Grizzlies franchise, his second in Memphis (he coached the Grizzlies in Vancouver during 1999-2000) and he doesn’t want to go anywhere, despite a lack of job security.
Per Rob Fischer:
@Sports56WHBQ Lionel Hollins, “I don’t wanna talk to any other teams. I want to be here. I believe in Memphis. I love Memphis.”
Outside of a horrible season in Vancouver, Hollins has a very respectable career head coaching record of 214-201, a 196-159 record if you take out the awful campaign in Vancouver where he was graced with an inadequate roster.
Multiple teams have expressed interest in Hollins, including the Los Angeles Clippers, a job many view as the best available opening, but Hollins doesn’t care as he wants to stay in Memphis.
With changes taking part in Memphis’ front office, it’s hard to predict Hollins’ future in Memphis but there’s no doubt many would love for a return.