UPDATE, 3:22 PM: According to Griz writer Ron Tillery of the Commercial Appeal, assistant coach Dave Joerger's name has already been mentioned as a potential replacement for Hollins if Hollins does, in fact, leave the team.
Not-so-breaking news: Griz lead assistant David Joerger will be prime candidate to replace Hollins if deal can't be reached— Ronald Tillery (@CAGrizBlog) June 2, 2013
Also, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports shed some further light on negotiations between Hollins and the Grizzlies:
Memphis and Hollins never seriously discussed financial terms and year, sources tell Y! "Major philosophical differences," one source says.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 2, 2013
Asked two sources with direct knowledge of Grizzlies-Hollins talks if they believe he's coached his final game there. Both answered: "Yes."— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 2, 2013
ORIGINAL ARTICLE: Our friend Mook Washington over at The Sports Syndicate, along with Chris Vernon, are reporting that the Grizzlies front office has give Lionel Hollins permission to speak with other teams about head coaching positions.
It's looking more and more like the Grizzlies are taking their new, progressive approach very seriously. No news ever came out about an offer extended to Hollins from the Grizzlies so one has to wonder how much he fits their plans.
RT @daldridgetnt: Grizzlies have given Lionel Hollins permission to talk with other teams, per source.— Chris Vernon (@ChrisVernonShow) June 2, 2013