The only NBA team still without a head coach, the Sixers have requested and received permission to speak to Bulls assistants Ed Pinckney and Adrian Griffin about the job, reports Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. Broussard adds that Sam Hinkie and the 76ers are also eyeing Nuggets assistant Melvin Hunt (Twitter links).
The two Bulls assistants have already drawn interest this summer as head coaching candidates, with Pinckney interviewing for the Grizzlies' opening, while Griffin met with the Pistons about their vacancy. Hunt, meanwhile was viewed as a candidate for the Nuggets job after the team parted ways with George Karl. Multiple reports in June suggested Hunt was on the Sixers' radar.
Despite the fact that it's been nearly three months since the Sixers confirmed Doug Collins wouldn't return as the club's head coach, Philadelphia doesn't seem to have narrowed down its head coaching options to one or two choices. In addition to Pinckney, Griffin, and Hunt, the 76ers also reportedly plan to interview current assistant Michael Curry and Celtics assistant Jay Larranaga.