Report: Griffin no longer candidate in Philly

Report: Griffin no longer candidate in Philly
August 9, 2013, 4:00 pm
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Mark Strotman

According to CSN Philly's Dei Lynam, an NBA source with knowledge of the situation told her the Philadelphia 76ers are no longer considering Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin for their head coaching vacancy.

Griffin had been invited back for a second meeting with the team, joining San Antonio assistant Brett Brown, Boston assistant Jay Larranaga and Atlanta assistant Kenny Atkinson.

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Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted earlier today that the team has offered the job to Brown, who has been an assistant under Gregg Popovich since 2002 and coached in Australia for nine seasons.

This offseason the Atlanta Hawks hired another Popovich assistant, Mike Budenholzer, to replace Larry Drew.

Griffin's return to Tom Thibodeau's bench is an important one, as the organization decided not to renew assistant Ron Adams' contract, a decision which sparked some debate about the relationship between Thibodeau and general manager Gar Forman.

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Griffin has been with the Bulls since 2010.