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Adrian Griffin
Adrian Griffin
Position: None
Born: 07/04/74
Height: 6-5 / 1.96
Weight:229 lbs. / 104.3 kg.
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The Orlando Magic have reached an agreement with Adrian Griffin to become their new lead assistant coach, the Orlando Sentinel has learned. The addition of Griffin is the first hire for Scott Skiles’ coaching staff. Griffin spent the last five seasons as a Chicago Bulls assistant coach. Before that, he worked for the Milwaukee Bucks under Skiles as an assistant coach for player development.
It should be noted that an alternative scenario making the rounds holds that the Bulls, if they can’t get Hoiberg, will strongly consider promoting longtime Thibs aide Adrian Griffin, who is often touted as future head-coaching material and who, given the chance, just might be able to preserve the best of Thibs’ principles with a good bit less friction between the coach and the folks upstairs.
Although sources have not confirmed, potential candidates for the Pelicans’ vacancy could include former Oklahoma City Thunder coach Scott Brooks, former Golden State Warriors coach Mark Jackson, Warriors current lead assistant Alvin Gentry, Pacers assistant and former Trail Blazers head coach Nate McMillan, former Sacramento Kings and Pelicans assistant Mike Malone, Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin,University of Kentucky coach John Calipari, former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets Jeff Van Gundy.
It’s unclear if these five candidates make up the pool from which the Cavs will select their next head coach. None of the five are believed to have met with owner Dan Gilbert yet, so a second round of interviews could take place before a decision. It’s also unclear if the team plans to have a coach in place by the 2014 NBA Draft on June 26.
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As previously reported, Adrian Griffin is on the short list of candidates still in consideration for the Utah Jazz’s head coach position. Not only that, but the Bulls assistant coach has impressed Jazz brass enough to merit a second interview, a source confirmed. Even while Quin Snyder has emerged as one of the lead candidates, a source told the Deseret News that Griffin has “a very, very good shot” of being named as Tyrone Corbin’s replacement.
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As previously reported, Adrian Griffin is on the short list of candidates still in consideration for the Utah Jazz’s head coach position. Not only that, but the Bulls assistant coach has impressed Jazz brass enough to merit a second interview, a source confirmed. Even while Quin Snyder has emerged as one of the lead candidates, a source told the Deseret News that Griffin has “a very, very good shot” of being named as Tyrone Corbin’s replacement.
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Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin became the first candidate to interview with the Cavs on Tuesday night for their vacant head coach position, league sources confirmed. The sources spoke on condition of anonymity given the sensitive nature of the search. Griffin, 39, was pegged as an early frontrunner by USA Today for the Cavs’ job and indeed was granted the first interview, but one Cavs source privately denied Griffin was considered an early favorite.
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Chicago Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin will interview with the Cavaliers today for their head coaching vacancy. He is believed to be the first coach to actually interview for the position. Los Angeles Clippers assistant Tyronn Lue will interview later this week, followed by former Memphis coach Lionel Hollins. The Cavs also asked permission to speak to Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry, but it’s unclear if an interview with him has been scheduled.
Chicago Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin, meanwhile, is scheduled to interview with the Cavaliers on Tuesday. Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry and former Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro, who have ties from their Phoenix Suns days with Cavaliers general manager Dave Griffin, are also expected to be interviewed. Griffin has already interviewed for the Utah Jazz position as well and remains in the running there.