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Sources: Lakers adding Hollins to coaching staff

Posted: 6:49 PM, Jun 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-05 01:49:29Z
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LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles Lakers are hiring Lionel Hollins as an assistant coach, league sources told ESPN.

The Lakers have made it a priority to add head coaching experience to new coach Frank Vogel's staff, which now includes Hollins and Jason Kidd.

Hollins, 65, is the winningest head coach in Memphis Grizzlies history and led the Nets to the playoffs in 2015.

Hollins set Grizzlies records for winning percentage (.683) and regular-season victories (56) and reached the franchise's first Western Conference finals in 2013. Memphis reached the playoffs in three straight seasons under Hollins.

Hollins coached the Nets for two seasons after replacing Kidd in 2014-15.

Hollins played a decade in the NBA, winning a title (1976-77) and making an All-Star team (1977-78) with the Portland Trail Blazers.

This story was written ESPN .