So, Lionel Hollins will no longer be the coach of the Grizzlies?! Huh? From one fan's perspective, it sucks. Will the curse of the Bambino strike, Grizzlies style? Will Hollins get revenge through another team? This reminds me a little of the Marty Shottenhiemer situation that went down while I was in San Diego. Marty had player respect, and total buy in (unfortunetly he also had to deal with Peyton every year). When he challenged front office decisions, he was out. It was not just a blow to the city, but the team lost some spirit that Marty had built in them through good old fashioned hard work.
Hollins did it "old school" and coached to the talents, egos, and personalities of the players he had. He seemed to have earned their respect, which shows buy in and with million dollar ego's, that has to be half the battle of a professional head coach. I'm not a clip board fan, but I am a fan of this city and of team, and in my opinion, Coach Hollins did Memphis right!
Thank you Lionel Hollins,