Mar 4, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Clippers assistant coach Alvin Gentry (right) talks with NBA referee Brian Forte during the game against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Alvin Gentry, Adrian Griffin & Quin Snyder get second interview with Utah Jazz


Like several other teams, such as the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers, the Utah Jazz are still looking to fill their head coaching position. There are apparently three candidates standing out above the others – Los Angeles Clippers’ assistant coach Alvin Gentry, Chicago Bulls’ assistant Adrian Griffin and Atlanta Hawks’ assistant Quin Snyder. 

According to Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune, the Jazz will be bringing Griffin and Snyder back for a second interview.

Multiple sources tell The Tribune that Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin will interview a second time for Utah’s head coaching vacancy. The interview is scheduled to take place sometime in the next week.

Griffin originally interviewed two weeks ago. And while he is drawing significant interest from the Jazz, he also is a candidate for the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching vacancy and has interviewed there as well. Additionally, Griffin is apparently on the radar of the New York Knicks, who were forced to hit the reset button on their search after unexpectedly losing Steve Kerr to the Golden State Warriors…

…The Tribune has confirmed that Atlanta Hawks assistant Quin Snyder has interviewed once with Utah, and like Griffin, has been called back for a second interview.

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles reports Gentry will also have a second interview.

Gentry has posted a career record of 335-370 with the Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons, Los Angeles Clippers and Phoenix Suns. Griffin ended his playing career with 2008 and joined the Milwaukee Bucks’ staff. He has been with the Bulls since 2010. Snyder is a former Missouri Tigers and Austin Toros (D-League) head coach.

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