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07:02 AM ET 06.06 | In the case of Memphis and its head coach, silence is not golden. Lionel Hollins has made it clear in a series of recent radio interviews that he'd like to stay on as the [Grizzlies'] coach. But negotiations between the Grizzlies and Hollins' representatives have gone dormant since the team granted him permission Sunday to speak to other teams, a source with knowledge of the situation told ESPN on Wednesday night, and the longer the situation goes unresolved, the less likely it is the sides will be able to work through the "philosophical differences" that initially caused talks to break down. The team granted permission to the Los Angeles Clippers to speak with Hollins on Tuesday night, sources told ESPN. The Brooklyn Nets have also been informed by the Grizzlies that they have permission to interview Hollins.

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June 6, 2013  08:20 AM ET

A really bad move for this organization...

June 6, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Dumb management! It took awhile for Memphis to get where their at. They may fall straight down from the ladder sooner then later.

June 6, 2013  10:03 AM ET

Memphis Style 'Rubbing' You The Wrong Way, Bro?

June 6, 2013  11:05 AM ET

Let's see. Went to the media to complain about Rudy beeing traded. Refused to play Tony Allen in decisvie fourth quarters. Refused to play Ed Davis to get experience. Went to Darrel Author instead of ZBo. Doesnt like the inside out play.

Time to move on.

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June 6, 2013  12:40 PM ET

Maybe we need Hollins or Shaw now. I am so disappointed with Denver managment right now. I know there has been a lot of postseason criticism of Karl, but he lost his top scorer and hit a red-hot GS team. I just don't think firing the Coach of the year is a good idea under any circumstances.

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June 6, 2013  01:13 PM ET
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Maybe we need Hollins or Shaw now. I am so disappointed with Denver managment right now. I know there has been a lot of postseason criticism of Karl, but he lost his top scorer and hit a red-hot GS team. I just don't think firing the Coach of the year is a good idea under any circumstances.

What's weird is that 5 coaches that did pretty well w/ their team decided to fire their coach. Denver, Memphis, Clippers, Nets, and Hawks all had pretty good season but they fired the coach that got them there. You have a team like the Lakers who needs to fire their coach but chose to keep him and give him a chance. Coming in 10 games into the season was a good enough excuse to keep Dumbtonie. Could it be that the Lakers are trying to be cheap because they would owe Dumbtonie a lot of money?... And if they really wanted Dwight than Dubtonie should have been fired right away. I guess they know that Dwight wasn't staying...

June 6, 2013  01:19 PM ET
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but what has he really accomplished there?tons of 1st round exitsgalo may have been your top scorer- but he wasn't a go-to guyyou need a legit go-to type player ps- the COY is an absolute jinx-I think 3 or 4 of the last 5 were fired shortly after

True. I don't mean this as a slam, but as an observation - NY has tired of good things that had potential, dumped them for something better many times. I have seen regression in most of those. Also, a small market like Denver must be cognizant of the appearance - what are they building - this move does not help the appearance of building a champion. Thirdly, Consistency matters! Long tenured coaches tend to do better. This is skewed by the fact that champion coachs don't get fired too often.
However, personel accumulation and system integration take several years sometimes before success is seen. With Melo here, it took years to assemble a team to go to the WCF. Then after a slight downturn, I felt we were getting back to that level. Now we will start over with a new system and a new coach and GM that want different personel.

June 6, 2013  01:23 PM ET

BTW, I just paid for my season tix last week. How things have changed since then :(

 
June 6, 2013  02:02 PM ET
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What's weird is that 5 coaches that did pretty well w/ their team decided to fire their coach. Denver, Memphis, Clippers, Nets, and Hawks all had pretty good season but they fired the coach that got them there. You have a team like the Lakers who needs to fire their coach but chose to keep him and give him a chance. Coming in 10 games into the season was a good enough excuse to keep Dumbtonie. Could it be that the Lakers are trying to be cheap because they would owe Dumbtonie a lot of money?... And if they really wanted Dwight than Dubtonie should have been fired right away. I guess they know that Dwight wasn't staying...

Totally agree. Clips needed to give Vinny, a coach that gave them the best season they've had in a long time, a few more years.

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