Lionel Hollins is expected to interview for Warriors head coach opening during the NBA pre-draft camp in Chicago next week, a source said.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) May 10, 2014
It's an interesting candidate considering Hollins was reportedly not retained by the Grizzlies after his contract expired for precisely the same reason Jackson was let go -- not getting along with ownership.
Hollins is a candidate for the Oregon State job, as CBSSports.com's Gary Parrish reported this week.
He would provide the Warriors a motivational leader who emphasizes defense and can relate to the players, a carryover from Jackson, but the offensive issues the Warriors strugged with likely wouldn't be solved through Hollins' inside-out approach. The Grizzlies' offense was low in efficiency nearly every year under Hollins, but their defense was often elite.