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Lionel Hollins
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Personal information
Born October 19, 1953 (1953-10-19) (age 66)
Arkansas City, Kansas
Nationality American
Physical stats
Listed height 6 ft 3 in ( m)
Listed weight 185 lbs ( kg)
Career information
Record 298-272 (.523%)
Best record 56-26 (2012-13
with Memphis Grizzlies)
Championships none
Coaching career 1985-present (34 years)
Career information
High school Ranch
(Las Vegas, Nevada)
College Arizona State (1973-1975)
NBA Draft 1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th
Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers
Pro career 1975-1985 (10 years)
Career history
As player
1975–1980 Portland Trail Blazers
1980–1982 Philadelphia 76ers
1982–1983 San Diego Clippers
1983–1984 Detroit Pistons
1984–1985 Houston Rockets
As coach
1985–1988 Arizona State (asst.)
1988–1995 Phoenix Suns (asst.)
1995–1999 Vancouver Grizzlies (asst.)
1999–2000 Vancouver Grizzlies (interim)
2000–2001 Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL)
2002 Saint Louis Skyhawks (USBL)
2002–2007 Memphis Grizzlies (asst.)
2004 Memphis Grizzlies (interim)
2008–2009 Milwaukee Bucks (asst.)
2009–2013 Memphis Grizzlies
2014–2016 Brooklyn Nets
Career highlights and awards
  • NBA champion (1977)
  • NBA All-Star (1978)
  • NBA All-Defensive First Team (1978)
  • NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1979)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1976)
  • No. 14 retired by the Portland Trail Blazers
  • Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (1975)
  • 2× First-team All-WAC (1974, 1975)

Lionel Eugene Hollins (born October 19, 1953) is an American basketball coach and retired professional basketball player. Hollins was drafted 6th overall in the 1975 NBA Draft by the Trail Blazers, playing 10 years in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers, Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, San Diego Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. Hollins began coaching in 1985 at his alma mater Arizona State. Hollins has served multiple tenures with Memphis Grizzlies as well serving as head coach in the United States Basketball League. In 2014 Hollins was named head coach of the Nets.

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