The Memphis Grizzlies fell short in their quest to rally from a 3-1 series hole to beat the Los Angeles Clippers in their first-round series. Now that the series is over, Grizzlies fans must wonder why their team didn't make it farther in the playoffs. One popular target is Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins.
Geoff Calkins of The Commercial Appeal addressed those on Twitter calling for the firing of Hollins by tweeting:
Lionel Hollins is responsible for changing the culture of the Griz. The "fire Lionel" tweets are crazy talk. But he's had a very bad day.— Geoff Calkins (@geoff_calkins) May 13, 2012
As Calkins said, to call for Hollins' head would be going too far, but he did make mistakes in this series.
Following is a short list of where the third-year head coach went wrong.