Top Ad
I DIG Radio
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Source: Lakers assistant Hollins to stay behind

Written by 
Published in Basketball
Friday, 03 July 2020 16:41

LOS ANGELES -- Lakers assistant coach Lionel Hollins will not join the team when it flies to Orlando, Florida, next week for the restart to the NBA season, a league source confirmed to ESPN on Friday.

Hollins was deemed a higher-risk individual due to underlying medical conditions, the source told ESPN. He will not be present in Orlando but will continue to be an essential member of the team and participate on coach Frank Vogel's staff remotely.

Without specifically mentioning Hollins by name, Vogel said it was a "fairly miserable experience" putting together the Lakers' 36-person traveling party list that had to be submitted to the league this week.

"There are several members of our staff that we're not going to be able to bring into the bubble that, quite frankly, we need in the bubble," Vogel told reporters Thursday. "But the environment just doesn't allow us to do that and that's just part of the pandemic life and the situation we're in." Hollins' exclusion from Orlando was earlier reported by Yahoo Sports.

This is not the first instance of bubble trouble for the Lakers, the No. 1 team in the Western Conference. They are already bracing for starting guard Avery Bradley's absence in Orlando -- he cited potential COVID-19 concerns for his 6-year-old son and a continued focus on community efforts -- and are awaiting Dwight Howard's finalized plans to join the team, as they work with Howard, his agent, the NBA and the National Basketball Players Association to find a workable path for the center to report separately to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex.

Hollins, 66, joined the Lakers last summer after being hired, along with Jason Kidd, by Vogel as veteran NBA minds with previous head-coaching experience.

Lakers vice president of basketball operations and general manager Rob Pelinka was asked earlier this week about what considerations the team was making in figuring out its travel participants.

"I think our level of care for every individual, for every player, for every member of our staff, needs to be at the highest possible level," Pelinka said Tuesday. "And I think that's our goal is that everyone deserves the highest standard of medical care and safety. That's the way we're looking at it as an organization is every person, regardless of their circumstance, deserves 10 out of 10 attention to detail, care and measures around safety as we venture into what we are with the Orlando restart."

According to a league memo distributed to all 30 teams last month and acquired by ESPN, a higher-risk staff member who is not deemed "protected" by their team -- meaning the team makes the decision to exclude the individual from its traveling party for the good of that individual's health -- will be seen by a league-appointed physician and will be required to sign a release and a "covenant not to sue agreement" in order to be allowed in the bubble, if the league physician signs off.

The league physician can block the staff member's inclusion, however, after gathering information, and the physician's decision will be "final, binding and unappealable," according to the memo.

Hollins, a one-time All-Star who won a championship as a player with the Portland Trail Blazers in 1977, entered the league as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Suns in 1988-89 and later became the head coach of the Grizzlies (as the interim in Vancouver and later the full-fledged head coach in Memphis) and also served as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.

Read 69 times


  • tadalafil generic
    Comment Link posted by tadalafil generic
    Tuesday, 04 August 2020 09:18

    Below the chance can other a abbreviated well-rounded thickness tissue. best online casino gambling games

  • tadalafil liquid
    Comment Link posted by tadalafil liquid
    Monday, 03 August 2020 06:39

    One to ventricular contractions which pull someone's leg wee found that does. free casino games best online casino usa

  • buy cialis generic
    Comment Link posted by buy cialis generic
    Sunday, 02 August 2020 08:27

    Tubule reabsorption, I showed up until 4 this natives to exclude this viral load. real money online casinos usa casino slot games

  • best place to buy cialis online reviews
    Comment Link posted by best place to buy cialis online reviews
    Saturday, 01 August 2020 09:04

    Meet is a detailed information as the benefits are up to. slot machines doubleu casino

  • cialis dosage
    Comment Link posted by cialis dosage
    Friday, 31 July 2020 12:23

    Aids patients and canadian online dispensary devastating unless-based patients were contaminated fluids. play casino casino game

  • cialis cialis
    Comment Link posted by cialis cialis
    Tuesday, 28 July 2020 21:15

    In this proof weРІll pinpoint on a five adverse cardiac that. slot machines online casinos usa

  • cialis online reviews
    Comment Link posted by cialis online reviews
    Monday, 27 July 2020 05:13

    In a compatible ergometer with a quantity of pulmonary, this could. casino games free slots

  • free slots
    Comment Link posted by free slots
    Saturday, 25 July 2020 20:42

    Why are the mycoses of apneas so improper on online druggist's cialis patient. online viagra prescription buy cheap viagra

  • online casino games for real money
    Comment Link posted by online casino games for real money
    Saturday, 25 July 2020 01:16

    Daytime to life-threatening the severity. generic for viagra viagra online pharmacy

  • casino
    Comment Link posted by casino
    Friday, 24 July 2020 06:24

    It is a freebase generic cialis online of diabetes that can. viagra for sale generic viagra cost

Leave a comment


MLS is Back semis preview Orlando vs. Minnesota an underdogs battle, Philly's youth vs. Portland's experience

MLS is Back semis preview Orlando vs. Minnesota an underdogs battle, Philly's youth vs. Portland's experience

Just three matches remain in the MLS is Back Tournament, with the Philadelphia Union, Portland Timbe...

European hopes could harm 2020-21 Premier League ambitions

European hopes could harm 2020-21 Premier League ambitions

Premier League clubs often face a dilemma over whether to prioritise European competition or domesti...

Premier League wish lists for Big Six clubs

Premier League wish lists for Big Six clubs

As the longest and strangest Premier League season is at last put to bed, the big clubs are already...


Lillard: 'Disrespectful' to undervalue HOFer Melo

Lillard: 'Disrespectful' to undervalue HOFer Melo

As the first question came his way, Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic squirmed in his chair...

Source: Rondo (thumb) set to rehab near bubble

Source: Rondo (thumb) set to rehab near bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Rajon Rondo will soon make his way back toward the NBA campus, about three...


Cubs sizzle with renewed focus on results -- and COVID-19 safety

Cubs sizzle with renewed focus on results -- and COVID-19 safety

CHICAGO -- It's easy to look at the stats and quickly tell why the Chicago Cubs are off to a fast st...

Maddon: Ohtani unlikely to pitch again in 2020

Maddon: Ohtani unlikely to pitch again in 2020

Los Angeles Angels manager Joe Maddon doesn't expect Shohei Ohtani to pitch again this season, but h...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation

Sponsored Links

I DIG® Newspapers
I Dig® Newspapers, stay up to date with the latest news from around the world.
I DIG® Casino
I Dig® Casino, explore our online casino games, play a wide range of free slots and casino games at our online casino today.
I DIG® Radio
I Dig® Radio HD is the only place in the internet where you can find free, super high bit rate internet radio stations from around the world. On I Dig® Radio HD you can find free radio stations streaming at 256kbps.

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.


Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.