Free agent coach Lionel Hollins tells CSNNW.com “of course I’m interested” in the Detroit head coach gig, though he says he has not been contacted by them as of yet.
Hollins went on to say, "I'm interested and willing to listen to any NBA head coaching opportunities that become available."
A league source says it’s only a matter of time before Joe Dumars, the Pistons' President of Basketball Operations, reaches out to Hollins’ camp.
The Pistons head coaching position suddenly became available after the team fired Mo Cheeks this morning, via a report from Yahoo! Sports. A disappointing 21-29 record along with disgruntled players didn’t help his cause to make it past the All-Star break.
Last season, Hollins led the surging Memphis Grizzlies to the Western Conference Finals. They fell to the San Antonio Spurs in five and shortly after, the team opted not to renew his deal.
Hollins is one of the top head coaches out on the market and his no-nonsense approach is viewed as the perfect fit for a Detroit roster that needs structure and discipline.