Hollins Can’t Speak to Teams Until July 1?
If the Nets want to speak to Lionel Hollins about their head coaching vacancy, they might have to wait a while.
Speaking to reporters yesterday — a day after Memphis’ season ended with a four-game sweep at the hands of the Spurs in the Western Conference finals — Hollins said he doesn’t expect to be granted permission to speak to other teams before his contract expires on June 30.
“Hopefully, I’ll be here,” Hollins told the media. “I think they understand that I want to be back.”