Lionel Hollins: “I’m disappointed … it didn’t work out”


The Brooklyn Nets made sweeping changes Sunday morning, firing head coach Lionel Hollins and allowing Billy King to resign from his post as general manager.

Hollins, speaking with ESPN reporter Mike Mazzeo, said he was “disappointed” that his time in Brooklyn didn’t work out.

“I’m thankful to Billy and Mikhail (Prokhorov) and Dmitry (Razumov) for the opportunity to have coached the Nets,” Hollins said. “I’m disappointed to where it didn’t work out to where we didn’t have playoff success and fans weren’t celebrating in the streets of Brooklyn.”

Hollins leaves Brooklyn with a record of 48-71, having won two of six playoff games. He still has another season left on his contract beyond 2015-16.

Tony Brown will replace Hollins as the team’s interim head coach for the time being until they find a replacement. Mikhail Prokhorov is scheduled to speak with the media regarding the changes Monday morning.