Lionel Hollins Expects To Remain Grizzlies Coach Past This Season
Lionel Hollins has publicly questioned the Memphis Grizzlies' moves this season, but he stated on Monday that he was just saying he would have liked to see his team stay together like any other coach would.
As far as his future with the Grizzlies, Hollins believes he will stay on as coach past this season, which is the final year on his contract.
“I think I’ll be in Memphis. I believe I’ll be in Memphis," Hollins said. "There’s nothing cut in stone, but that’s my thought process. And if it’s not in Memphis than I’ll try to coach somewhere else and do the best job I can.
“But my thought process is I will be in Memphis, I love the city, I love the organization and the players that we have developed. This is where I’ve been, this is where I’ve had my first real opportunity, and where I’ve had my first success. So I wouldn’t want to go anywhere, but I know the business of basketball and my mind would be open and if it had to happen I would leave. But that’s not my thought process; my thought process is to be here in Memphis.”