Lionel Hollins is a professional American former basketball player and current coach. Lionel Hollins is famous for winning an NBA championship with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1977.
Lionel Hollins was born on October 19, 1953 and he is currently 68 years old. He hails from Arkansas City, Kansas and his zodiac sign is Libra. Hollins is a graduate of Arizona State University and talks about his education. He graduated from this institution in 1986 and earned a degree in sociology. There is no information about the parents, siblings and other personal details of this coach. Also, his middle name is “Eugene”.
career and working life
Professionally, Lionel Hollins is a basketball coach. He is also a former player. This personality most recently served as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). In addition, this coach also played as a player for the Portland Trail Blazers and won an NBA championship in 1977. In 1978 he was named an NBA All-Star.
If we talk more about his playing career, he played in the NBA as a point guard for 10 years. This former player played for a total of 5 teams. In 1974, this former player suffered a serious injury in a moped accident. This happened when a cyclist collided. Thankfully, this didn’t affect his career, but ultimately it never allowed his left pinky and ring finger to properly heal.
As a player, he was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers as the 6th pick of the 1975 NBA draft. He was drafted from Arizona State University and received All-Rookie First Team honors. Prior to his two seasons at Arizona State, this former player played two years at Dixie College in St. George, Utah.
Additionally, this former player was a member of the Trail Blazers championship team in 1976–77. The very next year he had his only All-Star Game appearance. Also, this former player was a member of the NBA All-Defensive Team twice — in 1978 and 1979, respectively. The Portland Trail Blazers retired this former player’s #14 jersey on April 18, 2007.
As a coach
Prior to his appointment as head coach, this personality was an assistant coach at Arizona State during the 1985-86 and 1987-88 seasons. This coach then served as an assistant for the Phoenix Suns. The head coaches at the time were Cotton Fitzsimmons and Paul Westphal and they worked together from 1988 to 1995.
In the 1999/2000 season, this coach then acted as interim head coach. This happened when the Grizzlies were still based in Vancouver. The coach again served as the Grizzlies’ interim coach in 2004. This came after the team moved to Memphis.
In addition, the coach was the head coach of the St. Louis Skyhawks of the United States Basketball League (USBL) in 2002. Then, on May 14, 2008, he was hired as an assistant to Scott Skiles by the Milwaukee Bucks. On January 25, 2009, this personality became head coach of the Grizzlies for the third time in franchise history.
Also, on February 11, 2011, this coach won his 100th career win as coach of the Memphis Grizzlies. That same season, the coach led his team to a 46-36 record. After leading the Grizzlies to a 13-3 record in April, this personality was named April’s Coach of the Month.
Despite the announcement that the team would not renew this coach’s contract on June 10, 2013, the coach was still the Grizzlies’ most successful coach. He had bettered the team’s record nearly every season. The coach also led the team to three straight playoff appearances. In the period between Memphis and Brooklyn, this coach chose Kauffman Sports Management Group to represent him.
Additionally, on July 2, 2014, this personality reached an agreement with the Brooklyn Nets. According to this agreement, this personality was to serve as the team’s head coach for the next 4 seasons. Also, on July 7, 2014, the Nets officially introduced this coach at a press conference. In his first season as head coach, he used his personality to lead the Nets to the playoffs. Subsequently, on January 10, 2016, the Nets relieved this personality of their head coaching duties after starting the 2015–16 season with a record 10–27.
Additionally, on July 31, 2019, the Los Angeles Lakers hired this personality as an assistant coach. This trainer then won his 2nd championship on October 11, 2020. This happened when the Lakers defeated the Miami Heat in 6 games in the 2020 NBA Finals.
Lionel Hollins is a happily married man and his wife is Angela Hollins. The couple have four children together, namely Austin, Lamont, Jackie and Anthony.
His son Austin played college basketball for the University of Minnesota men’s basketball team. Austin has also played professionally in the EuroLeague. His son played for the Serbian club KK Crvena Zvezda. His other son, Anthony, also played Division 3 basketball. Anthony played for what was then the best team in the country, Washington University at the St. Louis Bears. His son Anthony is currently an orthopedist.
Lionel Hollins listed height is 6 feet 3 inches or 1.91 meters tall and his reported weight is approximately 185 lbs or 84 kg. Apart from that, there is no further information about this professional coach’s other body measurements like chest-waist-hips measurements, dress size, biceps, etc. Also, this former player has dark brown eyes and hair in the same color.
Social Media and Wealth
Regarding his social media presence, Lionel Hollins joined Twitter in September 2014 and so far has over 2.8k followers on his @LionelHollins14 account. It is also available on Instagram under the username @lionelhollins14.
However, only his followers can see his activities on Instagram since he has set his account to private. Apart from that, the coach doesn’t seem to have any personal/professional profiles on other platforms like Tiktok, Facebook, Youtube etc. It continues with the professional coach net worth of $8 million.
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