Grizzlies interview Raptors assistant Griffin for coaching vacancy

Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin reportedly is among the candidates to become head coach of the Grizzlies.

The Memphis Grizzlies recently interviewed Toronto Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin for their head-coaching vacancy, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

As of right now, the Grizzlies are the only team seeking a head coach.

Griffin joins a lengthy list linked to the Grizzlies. They reportedly have also spoken with Utah Jazz assistant Alex Jensen, European coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, former Phoenix Suns coach Igor Kokoskov and Golden State Warriors assistant Jarron Collins. They also intend to interview Portland Trail Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts, per reports.

All of this may mean little, as the Cleveland Cavaliers spoke to multiple NBA assistant coaches … only to hire Michigan’s John Beilein despite the link between the sides never being reported.

Meanwhile, Griffin is 44 years old and was a journeyman NBA player from 1996-2008. His coaching career began in 2008 as an assistant under Scott Skiles with the Milwaukee Bucks. He has since served as an assistant with the Chicago Bulls (2010-15), Orlando Magic (2015-16) and Oklahoma City Thunder (2016-18).

Griffin, 44, joined Nick Nurse’s staff with the Raptors prior to the season.

1 Comment on "Grizzlies interview Raptors assistant Griffin for coaching vacancy"

  1. Griffin has been in the interview rumor mill for quite enough years now. Somebody give this man his first shot!

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