Chris Wallace and Mike Dunleavy are the "leading candidates" to run the Kings front office, according to the New York Daily News.
Take it with a large grain of salt. Both guys have been mentioned as candidates with Wallace having been reported as a frontrunner previously, but it's too early to make any call with the interview process still rolling on. We'd be shocked if Dunleavy wound up in the front office under Sacramento's new ownership.
Lionel Hollins could return to the Grizzlies as head coach, according to USA Today.
Straight from Sam Amick's report: "Hollins had discussions with Grizzlies management on Thursday in Memphis and a final decision about whether they want him back has not been made. Hollins had made it clear he wants to return, but the Grizzlies front-office team that was put in place this season after an ownership change continues to assess whether the fit is right." It doesn't sound like Hollins will be back, but the door remains slightly ajar.
Lionel Hollins will visit the Clippers next week, sources told the Memphis Commercial Appeal.
Hollins spoke with the Clippers at length on Thursday, and now he's scheduled to visit the team next week. Although Brian Shaw and George Karl are considered the favorites, Hollins remains squarely in the picture as well.
Marc Gasol is not expected to play at the 2013 Eurobasket tournament.
"My heart says one thing, my mind another," he said. Gasol, in all likelihood, will allow himself to rest during the offseason before getting back in the gym and preparing for another season with the Grizzlies.
The Nuggets have Lionel Hollins on their coaching radar and are interested in him for the vacant job, and the Grizzlies were granted permission from the Nuggets on Thursday to have more substantial talks with George Karl about their vacancy.
After ESPN's Marc Stein reported a "trade" was a feasible scenario where Hollins wound up in Denver and Karl in Memphis, it looks like that's a possibility. Because the Nuggets haven't finalized Karl's severance agreement, the Grizzlies had to get permission to have more substantial talks with him, and it's clear Memphis is considering Karl. Meanwhile, the Nuggets like Hollins, whose contract expires at the end of the month, and it "appears likely" he will not return as Grizzlies coach. Beyond Karl, the Grizzlies are also high on current assistant Dave Joerger.
The Clippers had a "lengthy conversation" with Lionel Hollins about their coaching vacancy, according to the LA Times.
The Clippers seem to be looking very closely at Hollins and Brian Shaw to take over the reins from Vinny Del Negro. A coach like Lionel Hollins should help persuade Chris Paul to stay with the club, which may also be a primary focus on Hollins' end on his decision to move to Los Angeles.