The search for a new coach continues for Pistons president Joe Dumars and co. this time taking a trip to the windy city.
The Pistons recently talked to several coaching candidates. Nate McMillan, Maurice Cheeks, Mike Budenholzer (who was just hired by the Atlanta Hawks), Lindsey Hunter, J.B. Bickerstaff and Darrell Walker. But even still, the Pistons haven’t made up their mind. So how about Chicago Bulls assistant coach, Adrian Griffin? Well it looks like he’s drawn interested as Joe Dumars recently sat down with him to speak about the vacant head coaching opportunity.
Chicago Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin has precipitously garnered interest from the Detroit Pistons and now he’s the latest prospect to have interviewed for their vacant head coaching position, a league source conveyed to CSNNW.com.
According to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the coaching search, Griffin partook in an extensive phone interview with Pistons’ President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars over the weekend.
Griffin’s presentation and coaching philosophy was termed “impressive,” the source said.
Griffin played for numerous teams in the NBA and overseas for nine years before getting into the coaching business. As a coach he worked under Scott Skiles and Tom Thibodeau however under Thibodeau he wasn’t his top lead assistant so the chances of him getting the coaching gig in Detroit are slim.
Don’t expect the Pistons to make anymore calls however as Vincent Goodwill, of the Detroit Press News, reports the team is done bringing in new candidates.
This isn’t the first time Griffin has been contacted for a head coaching opportunity as he was interviewed last year by the Portland Trailblazers possibly taking over the role. Although unlikely, maybe Griffin deserves a chance after all and maybe, just maybe he can turn the franchise around.