ESPNLA’s Ramona Shelburne has reported that “Lionel Hollins will interview with the Denver Nuggets on Saturday, according to a source.”
Earlier this week, Benjamin Hochman of the Denver Post reported that the Pacers and the Grizzlies had, respectively, granted the Nuggets permission to talk to Brian Shaw and Hollins in their pursuit to find a replacement for fired head coach George Karl.
As such, getting interviews scheduled is naturally the next step in the process, although there does not appear to be any word yet on Denver getting an interview scheduled with Shaw.
Nuggets fans will undoubtedly have a wide range of opinions on who the best candidate is, who the best match is for the current roster, and whether it would be better to promote Melvin Hunt from within or seek to bring in someone from the outside.
But no matter where one comes down on the specifics, it’s good to know that Josh Kroenke and the Nuggets organization are assertively exploring their options, and getting into the thick of the hunt for the league’s top coaching talent.
As always, stay tuned to Roundball Mining Company for further developments and analysis of this rollercoaster offseason.