HoopsHype David Vanterpool rumors
Another assistant coach, Portland's David Vanterpool, is still a possible candidate to join the group in New York, sources said. Michael Curry, a holdover on the staff of ex-head coach Doug Collins, is considered a candidate for the job too. Yahoo! Sports
If the job doesn't go to Brown, the search for Doug Collins' replacement would remain competitive, the source said. Portland Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool; Sixers assistant Michael Curry, a holdover from Collins' staff; and Boston Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga are believed to be the other serious contenders. The source confirmed that Chicago Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin also interviewed for the job. Philadelphia Inquirer
Hinkie has been focusing primarily on the search for a head coach. He interviewed Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool on Monday, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. The sources said Vanterpool “has emerged as a serious candidate for the job,” along with Spurs assistant Brett Brown, Sixers associate head coach Michael Curry and Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga. phillyburbs.com
Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool interviewed for the Philadelphia 76ers' head coaching opening on Monday and has emerged as a serious candidate for the job, league sources told Yahoo! Sports. Philadelphia general manager Sam Hinkie has moved deliberately on the search, interviewing multiple candidates, but Vanterpool has risen into legitimate consideration, league sources said. Yahoo! Sports
Marc J. Spears: New Blazers coach Terry Stotts adds three solid assistants to coaching staff in Jay Triano, Kim Hughes and David Vanterpool. Twitter
Stotts ran into Vanterpool – a former 6-5 professional guard – five years ago while he was playing overseas ball for the European club CSKA Moscow. The coach at the time, Ettore Messina, told Stotts that Vanterpool would make a great coach some day. A year later, Vanterpool,39, attended an NBA coaching clinic in New Jersey in which Casey, Carlisle, and Stotts were present, as well. The two got reacquainted and apparently Vanterpool blew Stotts away with his coaching mind and work ethic. Vanterpool will be working primarily with the guards. “With his playing experience and being young enough to get out there and bang with them in practice, will really benefit our program,” Stotts said. “He will work mainly with the development of our perimeter players and I'm happy to have him on board.” CSNNW.com
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