Report: Lionel Hollins to interview for Warriors job next week

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Lionel Hollins will reportedly interview with Golden State. (USATSI)
Lionel Hollins will reportedly interview with Golden State. (USATSI)

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Yahoo Sports reports that former Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins will interview next week for the open Warriors position after Mark Jackson was fired last week.

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.

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