HoopsHype Lionel Hollins rumors

July 1, 2014 Updates
June 30, 2014 Updates

With Lionel Hollins planning to meet with the Brooklyn Nets about their suddenly-vacant coaching position in the coming days, the Los Angeles Lakers appear to have revived interest in the former Memphis Grizzlies coach. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, the Lakers have shown an interest in meeting with Hollins or his representatives later this week. While the details have yet to be worked out, it's clear that Hollins remains a viable candidate in what has been the most unique of coaching searches. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the process. USA Today Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn has set a meeting with its top coaching target, Lionel Hollins, league sources tell Yahoo. Sides will sit down in next 24-48 hours. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

A league source told ESPNNewYork.com that Lionel Hollins has already emerged as "a very serious candidate" to become head coach of the Nets with Kidd now going to Milwaukee. "In a lot of ways he makes the most sense," a league source said of Hollins. "He represents stability, and stability is very important right now. He rules with an iron fist and gets a lot out of his players, so he'd be very high on the list right now, and likely the leader." ESPN.com

June 29, 2014 Updates

Jason Kidd's days as Brooklyn Nets head coach aren't over yet, but the internal discussion about his eventual replacement has begun. Veteran head coaches Lionel Hollins and George Karl would be serious candidates for the position, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. USA Today Sports

The Nets discussions about a replacement for Kidd as head coach are in their infancy. Former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and at least two college coaches, both with championship resumes --and long-term contracts, are in the mix. Neither of the college coaches is John Calipari. Once the situation with Kidd is resolved, expect discussions to increase in intensity. NetsDaily

June 24, 2014 Updates

Hollins remains in contention for the job after a strong interview, sources said. Hollins also has had conversations with the Houston Rockets about an associate head-coaching role under Kevin McHale. ESPN.com

June 23, 2014 Updates

Ramona Shelburne: Lionel Hollins still in mix. Has bona fides & strong interview. Gentry impressed b4 taking GS job for > than $800k (he made > $500k in LA) Twitter @ramonashelburne

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