Lionel Hollins reportedly interested in Lakers job
The Los Angeles Lakers are looking for a new coach after Mike D’Antoni was pushed out announced his resignation on Wednesday. Former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins is among a long list of candidates who are interested.
Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports reported on Wednesday night that Hollins is interested in the new vacancy. The Lakers would be wise to give him a long look. Hollins decided to leave the Grizzlies last June as a result of differing views with management. The divorce was unexpected after he led the team to a franchise record 56-win season and an appearance in the Western Conference Finals.
The Grizzles were swept by the San Antonio Spurs in that playoff series, but hardly anyone expected them to make it that far. Considering the Lakers won just 27 games this season, Hollins might be the perfect man for the job.