The Cavaliers surely wasted an entire year bringing back Mike Brown to the Cavs bench for the 2013-14 season. How else do you explain his ouster after just one season of his five year $20 million deal? David Griffin has got to be deep into his search for Mike Brown’s replacement already and Sam Amick indicates we might look to Chicago for answers.
Being told Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin (Luol Deng's old coach) is expected to be a top candidate for Cavs- http://t.co/VuSYrYla9b
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) May 12, 2014
Griffin is a 39-year-old retired NBA player who was involved in the Cavaliers blockbuster 11-player deal involving the Bulls and Sonics that brought Ben Wallace, Delonte West and Wally Szczerbiak to Cleveland. After playing 13 games with Seattle to finish that year, Griffin retired from playing.
He was an assistant with the Milwaukee Bucks from 2008 to 2010 before joining the Bulls where he’s been ever since, save for a brief departure from coaching to spend more time with his family.
“Coaching is a great aspiration,” Griffin said in a phone interview. “But it came down to what is the best thing for me to do as the head of my house and as a husband and a father. I wasn’t there. The NBA is a great industry to be a part of, but it’s demanding. It’s hard to be a full-time husband and father and full-time coach. Something has to give.”
It didn’t sound like he would come back in those comments, but he did return to Tom Thibodeau’s staff a few months later.