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Via SI.com’s Chris Mannix:

Sources also say that former Sixers coach Maurice Cheeks will be named as Hollins’ lead assistant. Cheeks, who was fired by Philadelphia in December, will join Johnny Davis (who was named as interim head coach on Thursday) as the top assistants on the Grizzlies bench. Assistant coach Kevin O’Neill, according to sources, will not be retained.

Well, well, well. It would seem that all the talk this past offseason about O’Neill being the next head coach in waiting turned out to be much ado about nothing…as I seem to remember saying at the time. Once we have confirmation of this report, we’ll be sure to let everyone know.

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