Assistant Coach

Los Angeles Lakers
(2019 - Present)

Head Coach, Brooklyn Nets
Head Coach, Memphis Grizzlies
Assistant Coach, Milwaukee Bucks
Interim Head Coach, Memphis Grizzlies
Assistant Coach, Memphis Grizzlies
Head Coach, Saint Louis Skyhawks (USBL)
Head Coach, Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL)
Interim Head Coach, Vancouver Grizzlies
Assistant Coach, Vancouver Grizzlies
Assistant Coach, Phoenix Suns
Assistant Coach, Arizona State University


  • Reached the NBA Playoffs in first year as Brooklyn Nets head coach (2015)

  • Set Memphis Grizzlies records for win percentage (.683), wins (56), and a franchise-first Western Conference Finals appearance in 2012-2013

  • Grizzlies all-time winningest coach, leading them to three straight playoff appearances, their first playoff win, and the first playoff series victory in franchise history

  • Received six first-place votes for both the 2012 and 2013 NBA Coach of the Year awards, and named NBA Coach of the Month four times

  • Led the NBA in opponents PPG (89.3) in 2012-2013 and developed Marc Gasol into the NBA Defensive Player of the Year (2013)

  • Coached under three NBA Coaches of the Year, Hubie Brown, Cotton Fitzsimmons and Mike Fratello

  • Played for four Hall of Fame coaches, four of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History, and five NBA championship coaches

  • Selected 6th overall in the 1975 NBA Draft by the Portland Trail Blazers and played 10 NBA seasons with four different NBA teams

  • NBA Champion (1977), All-Rookie First Team (1976), NBA All-Star (1978), NBA All-Defensive First Team (1978), and NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1979) as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers

  • Number 14 retired by the Portland Trail Blazers

  • Inducted into the Hall of Fame of the NCAA, Arizona State University, Nevada High School Basketball, Southern Nevada Sports, and the Pac-10

  • Two-time Team MVP, named First-Team All-American by The Sporting News (1975), and was a two-time All-WAC First-Team Selection at Arizona State University

  • Graduated from Arizona State University in 1986 with a degree in sociology


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Memphis Grizzlies players speak about Lionel Hollins the Coach.