A source confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard that the Brooklyn Nets were denied permission to speak with Memphis Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins. The source told Broussard the Nets are unsure whether they'll ask to speak to Hollins again.
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.
Yahoo! Sports reported that the Nets have been granted permission to speak with No. 1 target Brian Shaw about their vacancy.
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