According to CSNNW, Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has promoted Adrian Griffin to lead assistant, which was previously held by Ron Adams, whose contract wasn’t renewed.
The decision comes two months after the organization choose not to renew Adams contract. According to the Tribune, the former lead assistant had issues with certain personnel moves made by the Bulls. The move came as a surprise because of the relationship between Adams and Derrick Rose as well as his personal and professional ties to Thibodeau.
Griffin, 39 –who interviewed for head coaching vacancies with the Detroit Pistons, Phoenix Suns and Philadelphia 76ers this offseason – was expected to be promoted once the position opened over two months ago.
In his third season under Thibodeau after having spent two seasons under Scott Skiles in Milwaukee, Griffin has helped with the development of several of players, including Luol Deng, Jimmy Butler and Marquis Teague.