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Lionel Hollins 

Professional Experience

2014-2016
Head Coach, Brooklyn Nets

2009-2013
Head Coach, Memphis Grizzlies

2008-2009
Assistant Coach, Milwaukee Bucks

2004
Interim Head Coach, Memphis Grizzlies

2002
Head Coach, Saint Louis Skyhawks

2000-2001
Head Coach, Las Vegas Silver Bandits

1999-2000
Interim Head Coach, Vancouver Grizzlies

1988-1995
Assistant Coach, Phoenix Suns

1985-1988
Assistant Coach, Arizona State University

Career Highlights

Reached NBA Playoffs in his 1st year as Brooklyn Nets head coach

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, having improved the team's record every season and leading them to 3-straight playoff appearances, their first playoff win, and the first playoff series victory in franchise history

Received 6 first-place votes for both the 2012 and 2013 NBA Coach of the Year awards, and named NBA Coach of the Month 4 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 3 NBA Coaches of the Year

Played for 4 Hall of Fame coaches, 4 of the Top 10 Coaches in NBA History, and 5 NBA championship coaches

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

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

6th overall pick in the 1975 NBA Draft and played 10 NBA seasons

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)

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

Named one of the Top 100 athletes of Nevada and one of the Top 150 athletes of Arizona

Provides resources and meaningful relationships through his various charities including Paradise Garden Project, Bike Buddies Extravaganza, Bowling for Backpacks, and Role Model Dinner