Lionel Hollins

Lionel Eugene Hollins (born October 19, 1953) is an American retired professional basketball player and a National Basketball Association (NBA) coach for the Brooklyn Nets.

Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers with the sixth pick of the 1975 NBA Draft out of Arizona State University, Hollins was bestowed All-Rookie first team honors that season, averaging 10.8 points in 78 games for the Blazers. Prior to his two seasons at Arizona State, he played two years at Dixie College in St. George, Utah.

He was a member of Portland’s 1976–77 National Basketball Association championship team, and made his only All-Star Game appearance one year later. He was a member of the NBA All-Defensive team twice, in 1978 and 1979.

On April 18, 2007, the Portland Trail Blazers retired his #14 jersey.


Career highlights and awards
NBA champion (1977)
NBA All-Star (1978)
NBA All-Defensive First Team (1978)
NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1979)
NBA All-Rookie First Team (1976)
No. 14 retired by the Portland Trail Blazers
Third-team All-American – AP, NABC (1975)
2× First-team All-WAC (1974, 1975)