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Lakers News: Lionel Hollins Away From Team For Personal Reasons

While the head coach always gets the majority of praise, Frank Vogel has always gone out of his way to give credit to Los Angeles Lakers assistants. Due to his name and status, Jason Kidd has tended to get the most attention when it comes to Lakers assistant coaches, but veteran Lionel Hollins has long been one of the most respected names amongst NBA coaches.
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Frank Vogel says Lionel Hollins has helped the Lakers integrate Marc Gasol into what they do

Marc Gasol recently revealed that part of the reason he chose to join the Lakers in free agency was the chance to reunite with his former Memphis Grizzlies head coach, Lionel Hollins, who is now an assistant under Frank Vogel in Los Angeles. And according to Vogel, Hollins has been instrumental in helping the Lakers fit Gasol into what they want to do on both ends of the floor.
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Marc Gasol says reuniting with Lionel Hollins is part of the reason he joined the Lakers in free agency

Before Marc Gasol was a utility big man on championship contenders like the Toronto Raptors and Los Angeles Lakers, he was an All-Star center for the Memphis Grizzlies, and while his most statistically successful years came under Dave Joerger, his first few years with the team were under the guidance Lionel Hollins, who now serves as an assistant coach on Frank Vogel’s staff.
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