According to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers intend to talk to former Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins about filling their vacancy later this week. L.A. has already talked to Mike Dunleavy Sr. and Byron Scott, both of whom have previously been affiliated with the Purple and Gold, about the job, and is expected to sit down soon with Los Angeles Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry, per The Los Angeles Times' Broderick Turner.
Hollins, who was a champion and an All-Star with the Portland Trail Blazers in the late 1970s, could be the third coach—fourth, if you include Bernie Bickerstaff's brief interregnum in 2012—hired by the Lakers since Phil Jackson called it quits after the 2010-11 season.
The Kansas native and Arizona State product has enjoyed his fair share of success as a head coach, having last been seen stalking the sidelines during the 2013 Western Conference Finals. But is he the right person to take the Lakers back to the promised land?
To figure that out, let's have a look at what Hollins brings to the table, good and bad.