Report: Lakers coach on Blazers radar to join Chauncey Billups’ staff

Robert Marvi
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The Los Angeles Lakers may lose another member of their coaching staff.

It is rumored that Lionel Hollins is wanted by the Portland Trail Blazers to fill out new head coach Chauncey Billups’ new staff.

Hollins would bring solid experience to Portland, as he won the NBA championship last year with L.A. and was previously a head coach for several years in Memphis.

Billups was just hired by the Blazers to replace outgoing head coach Terry Stotts after several early postseason exits.

L.A. recently lost assistant Jason Kidd, as he left to join the Dallas Mavericks.

The Lakers have been active in looking for replacements for Kidd and possibly Hollins. Scott Brooks, who previously coached the Oklahoma City Thunder, recently had an interview with the Purple and Gold.

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Robert is a native of Santa Monica, Calif., and a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara. He has been an avid NBA fan since he was a little kid in the mid '90s and fell in love with the Nick Van Exel-led Lakers teams. He truly cherishes the Kobe Bryant-era of Lakers basketball and the five world championships that came with it, and is looking forward to the team's next NBA title.