Lionel Hollins out as Grizzlies coach, according to report

Kevin C. Cox

Hollins' contract in Memphis will not be renewed.

Lionel Hollins is out as the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies just weeks after leading the team to the Western Conference Finals, according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal. Hollins contract will not be renewed after the coach compiled a 196-155 record in his third turn as head coach in Memphis, starting in 2008-2009.

The news comes after weeks of rumors that Hollins and the Grizzlies' front office weren't seeing eye-to-eye. The Grizzlies had given Hollins permission to speak to other teams about head coaching openings, sparking speculation that the two sides could be heading toward a divorce. Hollins had restated his desire to stay in Memphis, but the team is now ready to move on without the man that led them to a 56-26 record this past season.

Hollins reached out to the Los Angeles Clippers about their coaching vacancy through his representatives, and an interview is reportedly scheduled for Wednesday. Hollins' name has also been tied to the Brooklyn Nets' coaching opening.

The Grizzlies have already spoken with former Nuggets coach George Karl.

More from SB Nation:

Flannery: LeBron, Heat reach level no one else can

Turnovers doom Spurs | Watch LeBron’s block (now with explosions)

NBA mock draft: Best-case scenarios | Scouting reports | Big Board

Report: Jason Kidd "pursuing" Nets' coaching job

Rockets chasing both Dwight and CP3

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.