Jun 13, 2013 5:11 PM EDT
The Memphis Grizzlies will interview George Karl on Monday, according to a source.
Karl was fired by the Denver Nuggets last week following a regular season in which he won Coach of the Year.
The Grizzlies are searching for a replacement to Lionel Hollins. David Joerger is widely considered the favorite for the position, while Ed Pinckney, Alvin Gentry and Brian Shaw are also candidates.
Jun 13, 2013 1:40 AM EDT
Alvin Gentry will interview for the Memphis Grizzlies' head coach vacancy on Friday, according to sources.
Gentry was contacted by the Grizzlies on Wednesday and is slated to meet with Robert Pera and Jason Levien in Washington, D.C.
The Grizzlies are expected to conduct interviews through next week.
Gentry was fired by the Phoenix Suns in January and has lobbied for openings with the Charlotte Bobcats and Los Angeles Clippers.
Jun 12, 2013 3:21 PM EDT
The Memphis Grizzlies have received permission to interview Ed Pinckney for their head coaching position, according to sources.
Pinckney is an assistant with the Chicago Bulls and was previously with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Grizzlies have also spoken with George Karl and Alvin Gentry on the phone, while Dave Joerger will also be interviewed.
Lionel Hollins will not return to the Grizzlies next season.
Jun 10, 2013 7:32 PM EDT
Lionel Hollins will not return to the Memphis Grizzlies for the 13-14 NBA season.
Hollins was without a contract for next season and the Grizzlies informed him of their decision on Monday.
Hollins led the Grizzlies to the Western Conference Finals this season before losing to the Spurs in four games.
The Grizzlies will consider George Karl, Alvin Gentry and David Joerger as replacements for Hollins.
Joerger is widely considered the frontrunner.
Jun 09, 2013 12:34 AM EDT
The Denver Nuggets have received permission to interview Brian Shaw and Lionel Hollins for their head coaching vacancy.
The Nuggets are likely to interview a small group of candidates, based on previous reports.
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Jun 06, 2013 12:01 PM EDT
The Memphis Grizzlies have not ruled out bringing back Lionel Hollins, but one source said that he could go to the Denver Nuggets while George Karl becomes his replacement.
Karl was relieved of his duties as head coach of the Nuggets on Thursday.
Karl has a strong ally in the Grizzlies' front office in Stu Lash.
Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post reports that Brian Shaw is also a candidate for the Nuggets.
Jun 05, 2013 4:38 PM EDT
The Brooklyn Nets have not yet received permission to interview Lionel Hollins, according to a source.
The Grizzlies received a request the day after they were eliminated in the Western Conference Finals and have yet to ask a second time.
The Grizzlies have granted permission to the Clippers to interview Hollins.
The Nets are believed to be targeting Brian Shaw.
David Aldridge of NBA.com reports that the Grizzlies will grant permission to the Nets when they ask again. The Grizzlies began giving permission to other teams on Sunday.
Jun 04, 2013 11:46 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Clippers have received permission to interview Lionel Hollins.
Hollins led the Memphis Grizzlies to the Western Conference Finals, but is unlikely to return.
The Clippers are searching for a replacement for Vinny Del Negro.
A source said, however, that Brian Shaw remains the leading candidate. Reports also indicate that the Brooklyn Nets have identified Shaw as their top candidate.
Jun 03, 2013 12:23 PM EDT
The Sacramento Kings are likely to hire Chris Wallace as their next general manager.
Wallace was perceived as the favorite for the job and his candidacy was apparently strengthened over the weekend.
Travis Schlenk of the Golden State Warriors has also been a candidate, while Larry Bird, R.C. Buford and others apparently rebuked the Kings' interest.
Wallace, who is still a member of the Memphis Grizzlies' front office, would replace longtime GM Geoff Petrie.
Jun 02, 2013 4:25 PM EDT
Lionel Hollins has received permission from the Memphis Grizzlies to talk to other NBA teams about a head coach opening.
Discussions between the Grizzlies and Hollins stalled on Saturday night, with "major philosophical differences," according to a source.
The Brooklyn Nets will primarily target Hollins and Brian Shaw for their coaching vacancy.
Hollins led the Grizzlies to the Western Conference finals and has said he wants to return.
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