Grizzlies owner gives coach Hollins 3-year deal
Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins has agreed to a new 3-year
contract with the team.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Hollins made the
announcement Thursday as the team met with reporters to wrap up the
Hollins had been in negotiations with the team for weeks and
said he talked to owner Michael Heisley earlier Thursday and
finalized the deal.
He took over in January 2009 after Marc Iavaroni was fired and
led the Grizzlies to a 40-42 record this season, 16 more wins than
last year. The formerly woeful Grizzlies were part of the playoff
picture before folding down the stretch, falling just short of
their first .500 season in several years.