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20 Jul 21
Kyle Goon: Spoke with Lionel Hollins who confirmed to SCNG that he is out with the Lakers. He’s open to coaching again given the right opportunity, and he adds that he enjoyed his two years in Los Angeles with Frank Vogel’s staff. The Athletic was first to report Hollins was out.
Marc Stein: The Lakers are expected to move Mike Penberthy to a front-of-the-bench role on Frank Vogel’s staff, league sources say. Lionel Hollins, formerly a head coach in Memphis and Brooklyn, has left the Lakers after two seasons as an assistant, @Jovan Buha and @Sam Amick reported.
July 27, 2021 | 5:38 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Sources: Candidates for lead assistant role for Portland Trail Blazers and new head coach Chauncey Billups: Former Bulls/Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro, ex-Wizards/Thunder coach Scott Brooks and Lakers assistant Lionel Hollins.
Kyle Goon: Assistant coach Lionel Hollins is out again tonight after missing the previous two games. Lakers say he is not expected to return for the bench until after the All-Star break, citing personal reasons.
Wilcox: We all remember LeBron coming back in early December. Everyone in the building knows how hard it was and how emotional it was. Jamison: Oh my God. There was so much hype into that game. You had a lot of young guys (saying), “King coming back, we’re going to show him.” We were just as hyped for the game as LeBron was. Hollins: If you could imagine talking to a scorned wife or husband after a divorce, that’s what it was. Leading up to the game, I was told by so many people to give him an extra elbow and hit him on the way down. It was so personal for everybody.