Lionel Hollins filling out assistant coaching ranks with Jay Humphries hire

Reno Big Horns

Adrian Wojnarowski reported early Thursday that Lionel Hollins has added Jay Humprhies, the former head coach of the Reno Bighorns of the D-League, as an assistant, presumably as player development coach.

In his interview with Lenn Robbins, Hollins confirmed the hiring of most of the staff.  Asked by Robbins if he had "finalized" his staff, Hollins said,"yes, I have. I have Paul Westphal, Joe Wolf, Tony Brown and John Welch, who is already on the staff and who is going to remain. I still have to get a player development person and also a couple of video coordinators."

Humphries is presumably the player development coach, based on his resume.  Humphries, 51 years old, played 11 years in the NBA, then moved overseas, first coaching in China and then South Korea before returning to the Suns who drafted him, as an assistant under Mike Dantoni.  The Suns hired him as head coach of their Reno D-League franchise in 2008, then he went back to China in 2011.

Hollins told Robbins he had introduced Wolf, his big man coach, to both Brook Lopez and Mason Plumlee last week. Roy Rogers has not been retained in that role.

Still no word on Lawrence Frank's status.

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