Jul 15, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Chicago Bulls coach Adrian Griffin addresses his team during a timeout from an NBA Summer League game against the Denver Nuggets at the Thomas and Mack Center. Mandatory Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Cleveland Cavaliers interested in Chicago Bulls' assistant Adrian Griffin

On Monday, the Cleveland Cavaliers ended the speculation and fired head coach Mike Brown. It was the second time the Cavaliers fired Brown, also canning him in 2010.

Now, the Cavaliers, who want to return to the postseason for the first time since 2010, are again in the market for a coach.

According to Sam Amick of The USA Today, current Chicago Bulls’ assistant Adrian Griffin is a top candidate for the opening.

According to a person close to the situation, Chicago Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin has emerged as a top candidate for the job. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition on anonymity because it has not yet been made public.

The Brown firing came with news that interim general manager David Griffin would get the full-time position running the Cavaliers. He replaced general manager Chris Grant, who had hired Brown, after a midseason firing.

Griffin ended his playing career with 2008 and joined the Milwaukee Bucks’ staff. He has been with the Bulls since 2010.

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