Lionel Hollins

Houston Rockets Assistant Coach & Former NBA Player

National Advisory Board

Lionel Hollins through the 2012-2013 season was head coach of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. He is an NBA Champion player (starting at guard for the Portland Trailblazers, 1977), and a former NBA All-Star and All-Defensive First Teamer. In 2019, he joined Frank Vogel’s staff as an Assistant Coach for the Los Angeles Lakers.

He is married, with four children, including one who plays for the Minnesota Golden Gophers. Hollins is community-minded, serving as a regular participant in Community Investment and Grizzlies Foundation programs, and having established the Lionel Hollins Bowling for Backpacks event, which has raised thousands of dollars to purchase school supplies and uniforms for underprivileged youth since its inception in 2003.

Hollins averaged 11.6 points, 4.5 assists and 1.56 steals over 673 career games with Portland, Philadelphia 76ers, San Diego Clippers, Detroit Pistons and Houston Rockets. Hollins has been inducted into the Halls of Fame of the NCAA, Arizona State University, Nevada High School Basketball, Southern Nevada Sports and the Pac-10. In addition, he has been named one of the top 100 athletes of Nevada and one of the top 150 athletes of Arizona. His No. 14 jersey was retired by the Trail Blazers on April 18, 2007.