Report: Adrian Griffin interviews in Cleveland (update)

Report: Adrian Griffin interviews in Cleveland (update)

Posted by mikemcgraw on Tue, 05/27/2014 - 14:46

UPDATE -- Griffin is also getting a second interview in Utah, according to the Salt Lake Tribune.

According to the Cleveland Plain-Dealer and other sources, Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin interviewed for the Cavaliers head coaching job on Tuesday.

It's an interesting opportunity for Griffin, since the Cavs have a rising star in Kyrie Irving, the No. 1 overall draft pick (again) and some flexibility to revamp the roster this summer.

No real favorite has emerged for the Cavs job, who fired Mike Brown one season into his second stint on the job. Vinny Del Negro has been mentioned as a candidate. Cleveland's GM, David Griffin, permanently hired this month, spent most of his NBA life with the Phoenix Suns.

Adrian Griffin may also interview for the Utah Jazz head coaching job. Griffin interviewed last year for openings in Detroit and Philadelphia, so he should be getting good at the process. He essentially moved up to second in command on the Bulls' coaching staff when the team declined to renew the contract of Ron Adams last year.

With Steve Kerr locked in at Golden State and Stan Van Gundy hired in Detroit, the next battle for an NBA coaching vacancy may be the Knicks and Lakers battling for Derek Fisher whenever Oklahoma City's playoff run ends.

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