The Grizzlies news keeps coming. But this time, it’s a bit on the lighter side.
The same day the team played its home opener against the Utah Jazz and its new ownership group was formally unveiled to the community, news went out that fans now can download Grizzlies Coach Lionel Hollins … whistling.
His piercing whistle is now available as a ringtone, in 30-second and 5-second versions, and it’s available for download via CoachHollins.com or iTunes for iPhone and Android devices.
Ward Archer, the owner of Memphis record label Archer Records, approached Hollins one night at a game about the idea. It was recorded at Archer’s Music+Arts Studio.
Hollins is donating royalties from the ringtone sale to the Lionel Hollins Charities, which works to provide resources and meaningful relationships to inner city students and their families.
And if you just can’t get enough of the whistle, it also has its own Twitter account: https://twitter.com/hollinswhistle.