As the Utah Jazz continue to search for their new head coach, they have been given permission to discuss the open position with Chicago Bulls assistant coach Adrian Griffin, according to a report from Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Utah Jazz have been granted permission to interview Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin for head coaching job, league sources tell Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) May 14, 2014
Griffin has been on the Bulls’ staff with Tom Thibodeau since the 2010 season and has been seen as someone that has been head coaching material for a while now, the right opportunity has just not popped up yet. Prior to last season, he did interview with the Sixers and Pistons, but he was ultimately passed up; and as we know now, maybe a bad move on the Pistons’ part as they have already parted ways with Mo Cheeks.
In addition to the Jazz opening, Griffin has also been named as a possible candidate for the Cavaliers’ opening after they recently fired Mike Brown, so that chance that everyone believes Griffin deserves could be coming sooner rather than later.