CA: Lionel Hollins out as Griz head coach

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In a move that may not be as much of a surprise as it would be a week ago, Ron Tillery of the Commercial Appeal is reporting that Lionel Hollins is out as the head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.

Tillery states "philosophical difference" as the reason the front office decided to go in a different direction than Hollins.

Potential candidates include George Karl, former Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry current Griz assistant Dave Joerger, considered by most to be the frontrunner for the job.

Joerger is widely believed to be the frontrunner to replace Hollins because the front office views him as an up-and-coming, potential star coach. Joerger’s salary also would be far less than what Hollins, Karl and Gentry would command. That’s significant because there is a belief among some people in the Griz front office that similar results could be achieved without a high-priced coach.

via Lionel Hollins out as Grizzlies' coach after Western Conference finals appearance - Commercial Appeal

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