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5 Changes to Expect with Lionel Hollins' Nets Versus Jason Kidd's
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The Brooklyn Nets have gone from spilling soda to dripping sweat.

With Jason Kidd walking to Milwaukee after failing to force an internal promotion in Brooklyn, the Nets have brought in the tough-minded Lionel Hollins as his replacement. And a new coach means change is on the horizon.

Hollins posted a 196-155 win-loss record (.558) with the Grizzlies after taking over as coach in the middle of the 2008-09 season and not having his contract renewed in 2013. The team improved its winning percentage during each of his five years in Memphis, topping out with a 56-26 season and a trip to the Western Conference Finals in 2013. 

The Grizzlies offense was never a pretty watch, but the defense made sure to beat the beauty out of opposing attacks as well. No makeup was going to save you against Memphis, and that's a mentality Hollins infused—one that's carried to Dave Joerger's reign that began last season.

Now Hollins takes over for the recently departed Kidd, and the Nets, who underachieved early last season and finished the year at 44-38, have a chance to improve with a disciplinary, defensive-minded coach.

Here's a look at some of the adjustments we could stand to see under Hollins.

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