MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Grizzlies assistant Barry Hecker has left the team during the Western Conference semifinals for what coach Lionel Hollins says is a ``personal matter.''
Hollins said after the Monday morning shootaround that Hecker's departure is ``nothing that's public consumption.''
Hecker was with the Grizzlies for their Game 2 win in Oklahoma City. But he was not with the team in Memphis for Saturday night's 87-81 win that gave the Grizzlies a 2-1 lead. Team officials say only that Hecker is ``no longer'' with the Grizzlies.
Hecker had been on Hollins' staff in Memphis the past five seasons. Hecker also has worked as a scout, player personnel director and assistant coach for the Clippers and Cavaliers.
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