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Hollins disses Memphis

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(WMC) - Former Grizzlies coach Lionel Hollins is making it known how he feels about the city he called home for the last 12 years, and it's not good.

The new Brooklyn Nets head coach, in an interview with NetsDaily.com, isn't shy talking about Memphis as it compares to New York.

Hollins saying, compared to the Big Apple, Memphis is like the stone age when you didn't have electricity.

Hollins added his comment wasn't meant to be a knock on Memphis, just a contrast to how developed and electric New York is compared to the Bluff City.

He went onto say Memphis folks are laid back and talk slow, adding people in New York talk too fast.

New Grizzlies management fired Hollins after winning a team record 56 games and making the Western Conference Finals in 2013.

The Nets hired Hollins July 2, giving him a 4-year deal worth 4-million a year.

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