The Lakers will add Lionel Hollins to their staff as an assistant coach, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com tweets. The franchise made it a priority to add head coaching experience under coach Frank Vogel.
Los Angeles hired Vogel as its head coach last month while also adding Jason Kidd as an assistant. Tania Ganguli of the Los Angeles Times reports (Twitter link) that Hollins was under consideration for the team’s head coaching gig but ultimately never interviewed with the Lakers for that position.
Hollins has taken both the Grizzlies and the Nets to the postseason as a head coach. He previously served as an assistant coach with the Bucks, Suns, and Grizzlies (one stint in Memphis and one in Vancouver).