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He first coached the Grizzlies after they fired their head coach in 1999-2000.
During his ten-year NBA career playing as a point guard he played for five teams, averaging 11.6 points and 4.5 assists per game. In 1974 Lionel suffered a serious injury from a moped crash when a bicyclist collided. Fortunately this did not affect his career, but ultimately his left pinky and ring finger never healed correctly.
He was a member of Trail Blazers' 1976–77 championship team, and made his only All-Star Game appearance one year later. He was a member of the NBA All-Defensive team twice, in 1978 and 1979.
He graduated from Arizona State University in 1986 with a degree in sociology.
Hollins served as head coach for the St. Louis SkyHawks of the United States Basketball League (USBL) in 2002.
In the 1999–2000 season, Hollins acted as the interim head coach while the Grizzlies were still located in Vancouver. He served another stint as interim coach of the Grizzlies in 2004, after the team had moved to Memphis.
On April 18, 2007, the Portland Trail Blazers retired his #14 jersey.
On May 14, 2008, Hollins was hired as one of Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles' assistants.
On January 25, 2009, Hollins was named the Grizzlies' head coach for the third time in the franchise's history.
On February 11, 2011, Hollins won his 100th career victory, as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies, in an 89–86 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks. That season, he led his team to a 46–36 record, earning the eighth seed in the playoffs. The Grizzlies defeated the number-one seed San Antonio Spurs before losing to the Oklahoma City Thunder in seven games in the Western Conference semifinals.
Even though it was announced that Hollins' contract would not be renewed by the team on June 10, 2013, he was still the Grizzlies' most successful coach, having improved the team's record almost every season. He led them to three straight playoff appearances, their first playoff win, a franchise best .683 winning percentage, and the first playoff series victory in franchise history. .
On July 2, 2014, Hollins and the Brooklyn Nets reached an agreement for him to serve as the team's head coach for the next four seasons. On July 7, 2014, he was officially introduced by the Nets at a press conference. In his first season as head coach, he guided the Nets to the playoffs. On January 10, 2016, he was relieved of his head coaching duties by the Nets after starting the 2015–16 season with a 10–27 record.
On July 31, 2019, the Los Angeles Lakers hired Hollins as an assistant coach. Hollins won his 2nd championship on October 11, 2020 when the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in the 2020 NBA Finals in 6 games.
Lionel was born in Arkansas City, Kansas.
Currently, Lionel Hollins is 68 years, 0 months and 4 days old. Lionel Hollins will celebrate 69th birthday on a Wednesday 19th of October 2022. Below we countdown to Lionel Hollins upcoming birthday.