HoopsHype Adrian Griffin rumors

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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. Deseret News

May 31, 2014 Updates

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. Deseret News

May 28, 2014 Updates

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. Akron Beacon Journal

May 27, 2014 Updates

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. Cleveland Plain Dealer

May 25, 2014 Updates

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. USA Today Sports

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Utah plans to reach out to several candidates in the next few days. Griffin's defensive background with Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is important to Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, who wants to improve one of the NBA's worst defenses. Yahoo! Sports

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