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  1. Report: Grizzlies go the expected route, promote Dave Joerger to head coach

    Jun 25, 2013, 12:45 AM EDT

    Dave Joerger

    Memphis built a roster that went all the way to the Western Conference Finals based on consistency and growth — they kept their core together (save for Rudy Gay) and built with those guys improving and growing together. Which is why letting Lionel Hollins walk as a coach is a risk — he and his…

  2. When the lockout ends, the Grizzlies need to…

    Sep 26, 2011, 12:00 PM EDT

    Zach Randolph, Marc Gasol, Darrell Arthur

    This is the next installment of PBT’s series of “What your team should do when the lockout ends.” Today it’s the Memphis Grizzlies. You can also read up on all the teams in the Western Conference here, and on Tuesday we start with the Eastern half of the league. Last Season: Well, that worked out…

  3. Grizzlies to rest Zach Randolph Wednesday night, too

    Apr 13, 2011, 10:53 AM EDT

    Zach Randolph

    It’s not tanking for a playoff seed, it’s resting. That’s the official line from Memphis coach Lionel Hollins on why he sat Zach Randolph Tuesday night (and Tony Allen). And he will do so again Wednesday night, Hollins told the Commercial Appeal. “Tony’s hurt,” Hollins said. “I didn’t want to play Zach these last two…

  4. Grizzlies Lionel Hollins drops F-bomb on 17-year-old fans

    Dec 23, 2010, 6:30 PM EDT

    Lionel Hollins

    NBA coaches get heckled all the time. Comes with the gig. Like those rude people behind Lionel Hollins the other night in Memphis daring to question why the hometown coach was leaving Hasheem Thabeet in the game and not putting Zach Randolph back in. According to a series of tweets from Chris Vernon of 730…

  5. O.J. Mayo’s totally cool with Lionel Hollins

    Dec 11, 2010, 4:00 PM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Orlando Magic

    O.J. Mayo is in a slump. O.J. Mayo is no longer a starter. O.J. Mayo is on the trade block. And O.J. Mayo says he’s totally cool with Lionel Hollins about all this. Mayo started off the year with a shooting slump, and Hollins decided to move him to the bench for when his scoring…

  6. Lionel Hollins sends O.J. Mayo to the bench

    Nov 26, 2010, 1:11 PM EDT

    O.J. Mayo

    Forming and maintaining a rotation is a delicate process for any head coach, and there are myriad factors that need to be considered, evaluated, and balanced. It’s in no way a simple process, as even the subtlest of shuffles can give an entirely new feel to a team’s offensive or defensive flow. In theory, that…

  7. Grizzlies coach to miss Friday game to attend Maurice Lucas funeral

    Nov 4, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Phoenix Suns

    Lionel Hollins was a member of the 1977 Portland Trail Blazer team that won the NBA title. That’s where Hollins met Maurice Lucas, the quintessential power forward who was at the heart of that Portland team. Hollins has remained close to Lucas throughout the years. Lucas passed away this week at the age of 58,…

  8. The time Lionel Hollins stood up to Allen Iverson

    Oct 27, 2010, 1:48 PM EDT

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    On Nov. 6 last season the Memphis Grizzlies were in Los Angeles, falling to the Lakers. But what stands out in my notes from that game is just how awkward the Grizzlies locker room felt. Media were huddled around Allen Iverson, who had scored 8 points off the bench, dominating a corner of the locker…

  9. NBA Season Preview: Memphis Grizzlies

    Oct 15, 2010, 4:38 PM EDT

    Conley_memphis

    Last season: 40-42, which was a revelation because going into the season with Zach Randolph, OJ Mayo and Allen Iverson many expected no passing, followed closely implosion and disaster. But Iverson was shipped out and the team coalesced, Marc Gasol took a huge step forward, Randolph had a career year and they were about average.…

  10. Lionel Hollins agrees to extension to coach Grizzlies

    May 11, 2010, 12:19 PM EDT

    Before last season started, the Memphis Grizzlies were expected to be a laughing stock. The team had talent — O.J. Mayo, Rudy Gay, and Zach Randolph could score. But they weren’t going to share the ball or play defense. Or be any good. Oh, yes they were. Coach Lionel Hollins gets some credit for that.…

  11. Lionel Hollins signs three-year extension with Memphis Grizzlies

    Apr 15, 2010, 2:43 PM EDT

    Whatever caused the delay — maybe money, maybe just waiting for the season to end — that hurdle is gone. Lionel Hollins signed a three-year extension to coach the Memphis Grizzlies today after sitting down with owner Michael Heisley last night. Financial terms of the deal have not been released. The Grizzlies finished 40-42 on…

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