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.