Lionel Hollins set to become Brooklyn Nets head coach

twitter.com Published: July 2, 2014
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photo - Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins, left, speaks to forward Quincy Pondexter (20) during the first half in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series  against the San Antonio Spurs, in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins, left, speaks to forward Quincy Pondexter (20) during the first half in Game 4 of the Western Conference finals NBA basketball playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs, in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, May 27, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

The Brooklyn Nets announced Wednesday that they reached an agreement with Lionel Hollins to become the team's next head coach.

Hollins last coached the Memphis Grizzlies in 2012-2013, leading them to the Western Conference Finals. Along the way, Hollins and the Grizzlies beat the Oklahoma City Thunder in six games (albeit with Russell Westbrook out due to injury).

After getting to the West finals, Hollins' contract was up and the Grizzlies decided to let him walk out of Memphis, replacing him with then-assistant Dave Joerger. Now, Hollins gets a shot with the Nets, replacing Jason Kidd who will coach the Milwaukee Bucks next season.

 

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