Griffin still a 76ers' candidate

Griffin still a 76ers' candidate

Posted by mikemcgraw on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 16:20

For the next step in the longest coaching search in NBA history, the Philadelphia 76ers plan on bringing in Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin for a second interview, according to Yahoo Sports.

Some other candidates for this job include assistant coaches Kenny Atkinson from Atlanta, Brett Brown from San Antonio, Boston's Jay Larranaga, Portland's David Vanderpool and Michael Curry, who was on Doug Collins' Sixers staff last season.

Why the Sixers are taking all summer to fill this position is anyone's guess. In the NBA, you should never turn down a chance to interview for a head job, but accepting this one is risky since the Sixers might be the league's most enthusiastic tankers this season. They got nothing out of Andrew Bynum, traded all-star Jrue Holiday to the Pelicans and added rookie Nerlens Noel, who is recovering from a torn ACL. They might be on pace for about 10 wins next season, depending on the health of Spencer Hawes and Evan Turner.

Griffin should get the chance at a head job soon, but hopefully not this one. He's 39 and it's still early in his coaching career.

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