Should Grizzlies keep Lionel Hollins?
Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins said in a radio interview Monday that he doesn't want to coach another team and was surprised that he has been given permission to talk about vacancies with other NBA teams.
"I believe in Memphis. I love Memphis," Hollins said in an interview with Sports 56 WHBQ in Memphis. "I never had any intention of going anywhere. I don't have any intention of going anywhere."
He wanted to make it clear Monday that, from his perspective, "I don't want to talk to any other teams. I want to be here. I told the media after our [Grizzlies] exit interviews that if the team offered me a contract that I felt was fair, I'd sign it the next day."
Hollins said he met with team owner Robert Pera and Grizzlies CEO Jason Levien three days ago and left the meeting feeling good about his future with the franchise.