Lionel Hollins

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Lionel Hollins
Lionel-hollins.jpg
Lionel Hollins during an interview
Brooklyn Nets
Head coach
Personal information
Born(1953-10-19) October 19, 1953 (age 60)
Arkansas City, Kansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolRancho
(North Las Vegas, Nevada)
CollegeDixie JC (1971–1973)
Arizona State (1973–1975)
NBA draft1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career1975–1985
PositionPoint guard
Number14, 9
Coaching career1985–present
Career history
As player:
19751980Portland Trail Blazers
19801982Philadelphia 76ers
1982–1983San Diego Clippers
1983–1984Detroit Pistons
1984–1985Houston Rockets
As coach:
1985–1988Arizona State (asst.)
19881995Phoenix Suns (asst.)
1999–2000Vancouver Grizzlies
2000–2001Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL)
2002Saint Louis Skyhawks (USBL)
2004Memphis Grizzlies
2008–2009Milwaukee Bucks (asst.)
20092013Memphis Grizzlies
2014–presentBrooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points7,809 (11.6 ppg)
Assists3,006 (4.5 apg)
Steals1,053 (1.6 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Lionel Hollins
Lionel-hollins.jpg
Lionel Hollins during an interview
Brooklyn Nets
Head coach
Personal information
Born(1953-10-19) October 19, 1953 (age 60)
Arkansas City, Kansas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolRancho
(North Las Vegas, Nevada)
CollegeDixie JC (1971–1973)
Arizona State (1973–1975)
NBA draft1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career1975–1985
PositionPoint guard
Number14, 9
Coaching career1985–present
Career history
As player:
19751980Portland Trail Blazers
19801982Philadelphia 76ers
1982–1983San Diego Clippers
1983–1984Detroit Pistons
1984–1985Houston Rockets
As coach:
1985–1988Arizona State (asst.)
19881995Phoenix Suns (asst.)
1999–2000Vancouver Grizzlies
2000–2001Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL)
2002Saint Louis Skyhawks (USBL)
2004Memphis Grizzlies
2008–2009Milwaukee Bucks (asst.)
20092013Memphis Grizzlies
2014–presentBrooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points7,809 (11.6 ppg)
Assists3,006 (4.5 apg)
Steals1,053 (1.6 spg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lionel Eugene Hollins (born October 19, 1953) is an American retired professional basketball player and an National Basketball Association (NBA) coach for the Brooklyn Nets.

Playing career[edit]

During his ten-year NBA career playing as a point guard he played for five teams, averaging 11.6 points and 4.5 assists per game.

Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the sixth pick of the 1975 NBA Draft out of Arizona State University, Hollins was bestowed All-Rookie first team honors that season, averaging 10.8 points in 78 games for the Blazers. Prior to his two seasons at Arizona State, he played two years[1] at Dixie College in St. George, Utah.[2]

He was a member of Portland's 1976–77 National Basketball Association championship team, and made his only All-Star Game appearance one year later. He was a member of the NBA All-Defensive team twice, in 1978 and 1979.

On April 18, 2007, the Portland Trail Blazers retired his #14 jersey.

Coaching[edit]

Prior to his head coaching career, Hollins served as an assistant coach at Arizona State in the 1985–86 season and again in the 1987–88 season.[1] He then served as an assistant for the Phoenix Suns under head coaches Cotton Fitzsimmons and Paul Westphal from 1988 to 1995.

Hollins compiled a record of 18–42 as the interim coach of the Vancouver Grizzlies during the 1999–2000 NBA season.[3] He served another stint as interim coach of the Grizzlies in 2004, after the team had moved to Memphis.

On May 14, 2008, Hollins was hired as one of Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles' assistants.[4]

On January 25, 2009, Hollins was named the Grizzlies' head coach for the third time in the franchise's history.[5]

On February 11, 2011, Hollins won his 100th career victory, as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, in an 89–86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks.[6] That season, he led his team to a 46–36 record, earning the eighth seed in the playoffs. The Grizzlies defeated the number-one seed San Antonio Spurs before losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games in the Western Conference semifinals.

In the lockout-shortened 2011–12 NBA season, Hollins' Grizzlies finished the season with a 41–25 record and the best winning percentage in franchise history (.621). After guiding the Grizzlies to a 13–3 record during the month of April, Hollins was named April's Coach of the Month. [7] This streak helped the Grizzlies earn the four seed in the Western Conference, with home court advantage for the first time in franchise history. They lost in the first round to the Los Angeles Clippers in seven games. In 2012–2013, Hollins led Memphis to a franchise record 56-win season. Memphis lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals in a four game sweep. Differing views between Hollins and management seemed to be pointing to an eventual change despite Hollins' success.

On June 10, 2013, it was announced that Hollins' contract would not be renewed by Memphis management.[8]

On July 2, 2014, Hollins and the Brooklyn Nets reached an agreement in principle for him to serve as the team's head coach for the next four seasons.[9][10] On July 7, 2014, he was officially introduced by the Nets at a press conference.[11]

Family[edit]

Hollins's son, Austin Hollins, played college basketball for the Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team.[12]

Head coaching record[edit]

Legend
Regular seasonGGames coachedWGames wonLGames lostW–L %Win-loss %
Post seasonPGPlayoff gamesPWPlayoff winsPLPlayoff lossesPW–L %Playoff win-loss %
TeamYearGWLW–L%FinishPGPWPLPW–L%Result
VAN1999–00601842.3007th in MidwestMissed Playoffs
MEM2004–05404.000
MEM2008–09391326.3335th in SouthwestMissed Playoffs
MEM2009–10824042.4884th in SouthwestMissed Playoffs
MEM2010–11824636.5614th in Southwest1376.538Lost in Conf. Semifinals
MEM2011–12664125.6212nd in Southwest734.429Lost in First Round
MEM2012–13825626.6832nd in Southwest1587.533Lost in Conf. Finals
Career415214201.516351817.514

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