HoopsHype Ed Pinckney rumors

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Chicago Bulls assistant coach Ed Pinckney is interviewing with the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday for their coaching vacancy, a league source confirmed with ESPN.com. On Monday, the Grizzlies told former head coach Lionel Hollins that his contract would not be renewed, and both sides parted ways. ESPN.com

The source said the Grizzlies like Pinckney for "his knowledge of defense from [Tom] Thibodeau and [Pat] Riley, and for his good rapport with players." While the Grizzlies were No. 1 in the NBA last season in opponents' points per game (89.3), the Bulls were third-best (92.9). Both teams demonstrated a strong persistence with their physical and solid frontcourt play. Pinckney's coaching with first-time All-Star Joakim Noah could provide value for Grizzlies big men Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. ESPN.com

June 12, 2013 Updates

The Grizzlies have received permission to interview Bulls assistant Ed Pinckney for their head coaching vacancy, league sources told CBSSports.com. Pinckney, a former Big East star and assistant coach at Villanova, has impressed the Memphis front office with the work he's done in Chicago under defensive mastermind Tom Thibodeau. Pinckney, 50, also spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Timberwolves. CBSSports.com

Grizzlies assistant Dave Joerger is widely seen as the frontrunner to replace the departed Lionel Hollins and former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl is being considered as well. Yet as was first reported by CBSSports.com, the Grizzlies will also interview Chicago Bulls assistant Ed Pinckney. The person told USA TODAY Sports that Pinckney's interview will be on Thursday. No interview for Karl has been set up as yet. USA Today Sports

October 8, 2011 Updates

Retired NBA player Ed Pinckney was briefly an investor in a Harlem townhouse that's in the middle of a city corruption probe. Pinckney's lawyer confirmed Friday the ex-ballplayer sold a building to Housing Preservation and Development Assistant Commissioner Wendell Walters. Walters was charged Thursday with pocketing $600,000 in kickbacks from contractors. Federal investigators believe Pinckney acted as a middleman when Walters was buying the house from Gregory Pascal, a Bronx developer who was doing extensive work for HPD, court papers and sources say. New York Daily News

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Joining Luol Deng, Omer Asik and Joakim Noah--the latter previously indicated, toward the end of the Bulls' season, that he would play; reports that he will indeed suit up for the French national team were confirmed to CSNChicago.com by a source close to the player Sunday--will be Bulls assistant coach Ed Pinckney. While the trio of players will represent either native or adopted countries--Deng, a native of Sudan, will play for Great Britain, where he spent most of his formative years. Asik will play for his native Turkey and Noah will play for France, where he holds dual citizenship along with the U.S. Pinckney will be an assistant coach for the Ukrainian national team. Ukraine's head coach is former NBA head coach and current television analyst Mike Fratello. CSN Chicago

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The Chicago Bulls announced today that Ed Pinckney has been hired as an assistant coach on Tom Thibodeau’s coaching staff. In accordance with club policy, terms of the contracts were not announced. Pinckney, 47, spent last season as the television analyst for the Philadelphia 76ers. Prior to that, he spent two seasons as an assistant coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves (2007-2009) and four seasons as an assistant at his alma mater, Villanova University (2003-2007). He also served as a member of the Miami Heat radio and television broadcasting team after his retirement in 1997. NBA.com

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