May 13, 2012; Memphis, TN, USA; Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul (3) and Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins share a laugh during the second half of game seven in the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at FedEx Forum. Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 82-72. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Clippers most likely to talk to Memphis GM about Lionel Hollins soon

May 13, 2013; Memphis, TN, USA; Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins during the post game interview of game four of the second round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at FedEx Forum. Memphis Grizzlies defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder 103-97, and lead in the series 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Spruce Derden-USA TODAY Sports

Quick Coaching Update: According to sources the Los Angeles Clippers are expected to ask the Memphis Grizzlies General Manager Chris Wallace for permission to talk with Head Coach Lionel Eugene Hollins after they lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the Western Conference Finals. No definitive timetable has been announced so we shall see when and if it happens. The Clippers are looking to fill their vacant Head Coaching seat as they decided not to retain Vinny Del Negro.

The Memphis Grizzlies decided not to offer Hollins a long term deal during the regular season for some odd reason. The last few seasons are looked upon as very successful so to say he won’t be re-signed is foolish at this moment but you just never know because the NBA is a business. Vinny Del Negro is available incase the Grizzlies don’t resign Hollins.

Lionel Hollins told Y! his preference is to stay as the Head Coach of the Memphis Grizzlies: “I hope things get worked out quickly. I love our team and the possibilities.”

Last week the Brooklyn Nets asked the Boston Celtics for permission to talk to Doc Rivers, that request was denied.

The Brooklyn Nets & Milwaukee Bucks are excepted to take the same action in asking for permission to speak to Hollins in the coming days. The Charlotte Bobcats soon to be the “Hornets” Head Coaching position has been filled by Steve Clifford.

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