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Bulls' assistant coach Griffin top candidate for Cavs head coaching job

According to USA Today, Bulls' lead assistant coach Adrian Griffin has emerged as a top candidate for the recent head coaching opening after the Cleveland Cavaliers fired Mike Brown on Monday.

Griffin has worked his way up to becoming one of the most respected assistants in the league and interviewed last summer with the Philadelphia 76ers. He was one of four finalists before the hire of San Antonio's Brett Brown.

The 39-year-old begin his coaching career, along with some player development duties under Scott Skiles for the Milwaukee Bucks from 2008 to 2010 before coming to the Bulls under coach Tom Thibodeau in 2011 where he has been since.

He's drawn praise for furthering the development of Luol Deng and Jimmy Butler.

Griffin enjoyed a nine-year NBA career that included stops in Boston, Dallas, Houston, Chicago and Seattle.

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