Lionel Hollins during an interview
|No. 14, 9|
October 19, 1953 |
Arkansas City, Kansas
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||185 lb (84 kg)|
(North Las Vegas, Nevada)
|College||Dixie CC (1971–1973)
Arizona State (1973–1975)
|NBA Draft||1975 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the Portland Trail Blazers|
|1975–1980||Portland Trail Blazers|
|1982–1983||San Diego Clippers|
|1985–1986||Arizona State (asst.)|
|1987–1988||Arizona State (asst.)|
|1988–1995||Phoenix Suns (asst.)|
|2000–2001||Las Vegas Silver Bandits (IBL)|
|2002||Saint Louis Skyhawks (USBL)|
|2008–2009||Milwaukee Bucks (asst.)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Points||7,809 (11.6 ppg)|
|Assists||3,006 (4.5 apg)|
|Steals||1,053 (1.6 spg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
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.
Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the sixth pick of the 1975 NBA Draft out of Arizona State University, Hollins was bestowed All-Rookie first team honors that season, averaging 10.8 points in 78 games for the Blazers. Prior to his two seasons at Arizona State, he played two years at Dixie Community College in St. George, Utah.
He was a member of Portland's 1976–77 National Basketball Association 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.
Prior to his head coaching career, Hollins served as an assistant coach at Arizona State in the 1985–86 season and again in the 1987–88 season. He then served as an assistant for the Phoenix Suns under head coaches Cotton Fitzsimmons and Paul Westphal from 1988 to 1995.
On April 18, 2007, the Portland Trail Blazers retired his #14 jersey.
Memphis Grizzlies 
On January 25, 2009, Hollins was named the Grizzlies' head coach for the third time in the franchise's short history. Hollins was also the team's coach during the 1999–2000 (when the team was in Vancouver) and 2004–05 seasons (albeit in an interim basis; his current coaching job is on a permanent basis).
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. He eventually led his team to a 46-36 record earning an eight 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.
In the lockout-shortened 2011–12 NBA season, Hollins' Grizzlies finished the season with a 41-25 record and the best winning percentage in franchise history (.621). After guiding the Grizzlies to a 13-3 record during the month of April, Hollins was named April's Coach of the Month.  This streak helped the Grizzlies earn the four seed in the Western Conference, with home court advantage for the first time in franchise history.
Head coaching record 
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win-loss %|
|Post season||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win-loss %|
|VAN||1999–00||60||18||42||.300||7th in Midwest||—||—||—||—||Missed Playoffs|
|MEM||2008–09||39||13||26||.333||5th in Southwest||—||—||—||—||Missed Playoffs|
|MEM||2009–10||82||40||42||.488||4th in Southwest||—||—||—||—||Missed Playoffs|
|MEM||2010–11||82||46||36||.561||4th in Southwest||13||7||6||.538||Lost in Conf. Semifinals|
|MEM||2011–12||66||41||25||.621||2nd in Southwest||7||3||4||.429||Lost in First Round|
|MEM||2012–13||82||56||26||.683||2nd in Southwest||—||—||—||—||TBD|
See also 
- Men's Hoops To Induct Lionel Hollins Into Pac-10 Hall Of Honor - Arizona State University Official Athletic Site
- ESPN Classic - Classic catches up with Lionel Hollins
- Memphis Grizzlies will name Lionel Hollins as new coach Sunday - ESPN
- Bucks hire Boylan, former Hoosiers coach Sampson to staff - NBA - ESPN
- Virginia Tech basketball: Hokies face first true road game at Minnesota - Hokies Journal - The Washington Post
- Lionel Hollins to become new coach of Memphis Grizzlies - ESPN
- Milwaukee Bucks vs. Memphis Grizzlies - Recap - February 11, 2011 - ESPN
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- NBA.com coach file
- Official Website of Lionel Hollins Charity
|Vancouver Grizzlies head coach
|Memphis Grizzlies head coach
Johnny Davis (interim)
|Memphis Grizzlies head coach