MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins and
assistant Johnny Davis will miss Memphis' game with Phoenix on
Friday night while they attend a private family service for their
former teammate Maurice Lucas.
The team said Thursday that Hollins and Davis flew to Portland
after Wednesday night's 115-109 loss to the Golden State Warriors.
The Grizzlies headed on to Phoenix.
Lucas, who died Sunday, was teammates with Hollins and Davis on
the 1976-77 Portland Trail Blazers and led that team to its lone
Assistant David Joerger will fill in for Hollins as head coach
against the Suns. Hollins and Davis will rejoin the Grizzlies
before their game in Sacramento on Saturday.