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Sources: Rockets reached out to Lionel Hollins

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by cyberx, May 4, 2016.

  1. Rudyc281

    Rudyc281 Member

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    Really? His farther figure needs to be black? Lol. Hollins is intriguing imo. If we strike out on durant I would like to chase after Conley and Barnes and whiteside not sure how the cap would work tho. For any of y'all who would love defense and heart and hustle there is no better option really than Hollins grit and grind style.
     
  2. HadToDoItCF

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    Let's be honest, half the board will hate whoever comes here and will use any failure as confirmation bias to reaffirm their belief. We had people bumping a fire coach thread in a 56 win season that took us to the WCF, lol.
     
  3. T_Man

    T_Man Contributing Member

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    Barnes and Harden on the SAME TEAM????

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    T_Man
     
  4. coachbadlee

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    Come on!!! Hollins is high school compared to Van Gundy!!
     
  5. RasaqBoi

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    maybe gundy doesn't want to coach and this is all we have?
     
  6. ibm

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    i really, reeeeally hope that's not the case.

    but i cant comprehend what the rockets are waiting for.
     
  7. malakas

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    He clashed with managment because he refused to listen to their input about analytics.

    Ofc if Morey himself has talked to him that means that he's confident that he will listen now.
     
  8. larsv8

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    Wonder if Conley really likes him.

    Could be an incentive to sign him.
     
  9. RasaqBoi

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    Same.

    I cant see Les Alexanders big splash signing to be Hollins. He likes big names.
     
  10. J.R.

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    Not my first choice but yeah, what's wrong with Hollins? Half of you are fawning over Dave Joerger in Memphis, hoping they fire him or gets released from is contract.
     
  11. malakas

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    yeah if we wait until July to speak to Durant we will be left with very few and bad choices.
    By then the Kings, Knicks and perhaps Pacers will have chosen a coach.

    Why should a good coach who has other offers wait for 2 months for us?
     
  12. malakas

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    I said above but what's wrong with him was that he was extremely stubborn who clashed with managment because he didn't like the analytics department to even give him input or interfere with his job.
     
  13. b2bizchina

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    It's not a news, everyone know Morey will give Lionel a interview
     
  14. Deuce

    Deuce Context & Nuance

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    *waves hand* ;)

    #JoergerBandwagon
     
  15. J.R.

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    And if that's his stance, then he won't interview here or get the job here. If he's so set in his ways, why would he listen to what Houston has to say?

    Or he'll learn from his past, not totally give in but change his ways and he'll get an interview.

    Or the flip side. If the Rockets thought he was so stubborn, wouldn't listen to the front office and take input, I doubt they'd even bother/waste time with him.

    Ha, you aren't the only one.
     
  16. ROXTXIA

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    Jesus Christ Almighty, take it easy. You'll give yourself an aneurysm. I was just joking.

    The only thing I wonder is if Hollins' dismissive attitude concerning analytics will play here. It's one thing to take a chance on a hard-nosed coach. It's quite another to hire one who thinks your entire philosophy is foolishness.
     
  17. malakas

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    yup.
    Or they will talk to him to inquire and check IF he has changed his stance and how willing he is now to listen. Especially to such an interfering managment.
    You don't lose anything by giving him an interview. Doesn't mean he will get the job, but Morey could see if he has improved in that area.

    I mean according to some journalists we will also give interviews to the likes of Mark Jackson. One who has the bad aspects of Hollins but even more negatives.

    The reason Joerger has survived in Memphis when Hollins didn't was precisely that. He was willing to cooperate with the FO and the anaytics department.
     
  18. dje243

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    Smug "English as a second language" guy is always a fun bit. Good stuff :grin:
     
  19. Fantasma Negro

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    If he's interviewing Hollins, its probably for an assistant gig. Hollins being a defensive guy tells me that JVG is probably not going to be our next head coach and that its leaning more towards Blatt, which I'm totally ok with
     
  20. Louka

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    Don't worry, bud. Not a single other team has their eye on him. We may end up with him yet!
     

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