“When you have champagne taste, you can’t be on a beer budget. It’s a small market and I understand the economics of being in a small market. I’ve been with the Grizzlies for 11 years in Memphis. Rudy Gay has been a big part of our success. I’ve known him as a kid as a rookie coming in. He’s a big part of my success as a coach here and I feel I was a big part of his success and I wish him the best as he moves forward into the second chapter of his career.”
How soon after the season does
John Hollinger Robert Pera fire Lionel Hollins? A week? Do they let him twist in the wind for two weeks?
Fear not, Lionel – it’s about to get much, much easier. Don’t worry about getting pasted in OKC Thursday. The February schedule:
ALL STAR BREAK
Of their next 10 games, they play three winning teams (ATL, Golden State, Brooklyn). Memphis should go 8-2 to ease the pain of losing Gay.