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July 8, 2014 Updates

So it was telling that Hollins made it clear on Monday that he has no intentions of currying more influence within the Nets. He’s happy being a coach. “It’s just nice to be able to do your job,” Hollins said, wearing a dark suit with his wife, Angela, beaming in the front row and King by his side. “That’s all I want to do. I’m a basketball coach. I don’t want to do Billy’s job. I don’t want to do anybody else’s job in the organization, but the one I’m hired to do. That’s important to me. I’m very low maintenance.” New York Daily News

Hollins said he hasn’t determined a set style for the Nets but he did offer this: He plans on running more than he did in Memphis. New York Daily News

Former Utah Jazz head coach Tyrone Corbin has reached an agreement to become the lead assistant for Sacramento Kings coach Michael Malone, a person with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the hire had not yet been announced. USA Today Sports

Corbin — who spent the last four seasons as Jazz coach, the previous seven as an assistant under legendary Utah coach Jerry Sloan and 16 seasons as an NBA player — will join a Kings team that went 28-54 in Malone's first season. Malone's Sacramento tenure began with his father, longtime NBA coach Brendan Malone, as his lead assistant, but he left unexpectedly before the regular season even began. Assistant coach Chris Jent had assumed the duties last season and remains on staff. USA Today Sports

July 7, 2014 Updates

While the Nets have yet to announce who will be part of Hollins’ coaching staff, one likely option will be Henry Bibby, a longtime Hollins assistant in Memphis who spent last season working under Maurice Cheeks with the Pistons. Other names that have been reported as possibilities for Hollins’ staff include former Suns, Sonics and Kings coach Paul Westphal, Lakers assistant Johnny Davis — a teammate of Hollins on the 1977 champion Trail Blazers and a former assistant on his staff in Memphis — and current Nets assistant Joe Prunty. New York Post

July 6, 2014 Updates

Coaching intrigues Ahearn. He said a couple of NBA teams have put out feelers about helping out. College coaching is another option. Either way, he figures his experiences from 14 professional stops in seven years will be knowledge to pass along. Included were three brief stays in the NBA. Ahearn had 12 games with the Miami Heat in 2007-08, three games with the San Antonio Spurs in 2008-09 and four games with the Utah Jazz to finish the 2011-12 season. Springfield News-Leader

July 5, 2014 Updates

But now that it’s happened, Plumlee said he is excited for the opportunity to play under new coach Lionel Hollins. “I was very surprised,” he said. “I think everybody was. I know you guys were, I was, but it’s part of it.” “I wish [Kidd] well. I’ve said constantly I had a great time playing for him, I enjoyed him as a coach. But now I’m looking forward to playing for coach Hollins. I haven’t met him yet, but I’m looking forward to that.” New York Post

The Oklahoma City Thunder has named Darko Rajakovic as assistant coach, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Rajakovic has spent the past two seasons as the head coach of the Tulsa 66ers, the Thunder’s NBA D-League affiliate. “Darko’s diverse basketball background, knowledge of the game and ability to develop players at a high level were clearly apparent during his time in Tulsa, and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to add him to our staff,” said Thunder Head Coach Scott Brooks. “His understanding of the core tenants of what we do, thanks to his time in Tulsa, will maintain a level of consistency that we value and his various head coaching experiences internationally will provide another layer to our coaches.” NBA.com

Peter Vecsey: Henry Bibby, like Westphal, almost sure to join Hollins' staff. NY brings back Jax, '73 title member. BK does same w Bibby? I'd call it even Twitter @PeterVecsey1

July 3, 2014 Updates

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