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No Lionel Hollins for the Jazz, please

I've seen a lot of posts / comments recommending Lionel Hollins as a replacement for Corbin. While he'd be an undeniable upgrade over the Corb from a coaching standpoint I don't think he's the guy to be developing young talent. I came across this quote in a Grantland article about Xavier Henry.

"If you're not contributing and you're not doing what you're supposed to do on the court, the worst thing you can do is give a player time and let him just go out there and make a bunch of mistakes, because it's not deserved," Hollins said. "It's not earned. People think it's a rite of passage to go from high school and college to playing in the pros. You've got to earn it and you've got to not make the mistakes. You've got to be tough. You've got to be aggressive. You've got to do all the things that earn you a right to be on the court."

There's an inherent Catch-22 here - young players need to be on the court to learn from their mistakes and improve. But according to Hollins you need to not make mistakes to earn the right to be out on the court. His mindset makes sense for a team with lots of veteran talent looking to make the next move, but not for a group of talented young players who need experience and direction.

Read the whole article here: http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/10120670/the-resurrection-lakers-forward-xavier-henry

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