NBA team faces uncertain future in the wake of Lionel Hollins’ departure.
It is an uncertain time in the Memphis Grizzlies’ world.
Despite the fact the side if coming off a 56-win NBA season and having made it through to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history, change is in the air.
Coach Lionel Hollins has been moved on to look for a new position with the Grizzlies currently on the lookout for a new leader for the side.
One of the team’s on-court leaders, Mike Conley, said it was tough to move on from a coach who changed the identity of the franchise from easy-beat to title contender.
“It’s tough for us to lose coach, he brought in a new mentality to our side, I was there at the start when we were winning 20 games (a season), he turned it all around,” Conley said.
“We have to find a way around this adversity in not having our guy there.
“Hopefully he’ll have success where he goes.”
Memphis were swept from the playoffs by a red-hot San Antonio Spurs side, led by the talent and class of Tony Parker.
Parker is in doubt for the fourth game of the NBA finals against the Miami Heat due to a hamstring strain.
However, Conley beleives the deep Spurs’ bench can still get them over the line in the crucial fourth game of the best of seven series.
“I do believe the Spurs can still win it because they have got a deep team, he sad.
“Losing Tony would be huge, but I like the guys they bring off the bench, they’re system guys and they know how to play in the system they have.”