The Bulls will allow the Jazz to interview assistant coach Adrian Griffin for their head coaching vacancy, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Griffin also appears to be a leading candidate for the Cavs job, as USA Today’s Sam Amick reiterates (on Twitter).
The Jazz are set to conduct introductory interviews at the Chicago combine as their search begins to gather steam. They’re planning to contact John Stockton amid a broad search that will involve interviews with more than 20 candidates, team president Randy Rigby says. Spurs assistant Jim Boylen has appeared to be the favorite, while CSKA Moscow head coach Ettore Messina also seems to be in the mix along with in-house candidate Brad Jones, who served as an assistant to former head man Tyrone Corbin. Hawks assistant Quin Snyder remains a solid candidate for the job, too, as Jody Genessy of the Deseret News tweets. The Jazz are reportedly eyeing Steve Kerr, but he doesn’t appear reciprocate their interest.
The Bulls might be fielding plenty of calls about their staff, with Griffin and head coach Tom Thibodeau on the wish list of multiple teams. The Warriors and Lakers have reportedly planned to ask them for permission to speak with Thibodeau, but it’s unclear whether those teams have followed through and reached out to Chicago.