I love it. The Lakers have been in the news for so many things, mostly bad. But the organization is trying to shape the culture after the sudden departure of Magic Johnson. The Lakers are all about winning. And this hire may be a small one but shows me they care about winning. Lionel Hollins was the winningest coach back with Memphis and having a guy with that on his resume speaks volumes on the Lakers trying to get back to the promised land.
The Lakers have taken a defensive approach to the staff so far. Vogel who was known for defense back in his days with Indiana and now Hollins who was known for the Grit N’ Grind days back with Memphis. Hollins now joins Jason Kidd on the staff as one of the assistant coaches. The Lakers are not done filling out the staff however. There’s many more spots to fill on the coaching staff. If it were me, the Lakers should look to hire a coach who is an expert on the offensive side of things.
Nonetheless, great hire by the Lakers and I am definitely looking forward to seeing what this defense looks like in the upcoming season.