Lionel Hollins will replace Jason Kidd as the Nets' new head coach
Hollins previously coached the Grizzlies, both in Vancouver and Memphis, in three stints between 1999 and 2013. In 415 total games, he had a record of 214-201. The Grizzlies declined to renew his contract about a year ago, despite his Grizzlies finishing with a 56-26 record, good for 5th in the Western conference.
Hollins is a great hire by the Nets. Unlike Kidd, he has experience coaching at a high level, and has shown that he can lead a talented group of players. The Grizzlies improved every year under his leadership, and they went from one of the laughingstocks of the league to a premier franchise with his help.
He should do well with the Nets, who have plenty of talent on their roster, and a glut of veteran star power. The Nets should be one of the contenders in the East for years to come with Hollins at the helm.