David Vanterpool Rumors
Portland Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool interviewed for the Denver Nuggets’ head coaching job, league sources told Yahoo Sports.: 3 more rumors
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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.
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.
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.
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.