Sources: Nets have OK to approach Hollins

Negotiations between the Memphis Grizzlies and representatives for head coach Lionel Hollins have gone dormant since the team granted Hollins permission Sunday to speak to other teams, Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com reported Wednesday night, citing a source with knowledge of the situation.

The Grizzlies granted permission to the Los Angeles Clippers to speak with Hollins on Tuesday night, sources told ESPN. The Brooklyn Nets have also been informed by the Grizzlies that they have permission to interview Hollins, sources said, but Brooklyn has not asked again after its initial request was rebuffed after Memphis' playoff elimination.

Hollins is still under contract with the Grizzlies through June 30. Then, assuming he doesn't re-sign with Memphis, Hollins can become a free agent.

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