Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau has promoted assistant coach Adrian Griffin to lead assistant.
News of the promotion was handed down by a source at CSNNW.com.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, the source says the deal will be announced in the near future.
Two months ago, the Chicago Bulls released lead assistant Ron Adams, who immediately joined the Boston Celtics coaching staff.
It was really only a matter of time before the 39-year-old Griffin was given a more substantial role within the organization. League executives have been paying close attention to Griffin ever since he accepted a coaching position in the NBA.
Many experts believed Griffin would likely grab a head coach position this offseason, perhaps with the Phoenix Suns, Detroit Pistons, or Philadelphia 76er. Last off season, Adrian Griffin actually interviewed for the head coaching job with the Portland Trail Blazers.
The young coach brings a lot to the table, specifically nine years as an NBA player who was widely regarded for his aggressive playing style. He also has the distinction of working under Tom Thibodeau for the last three seasons.
Before joining the Bulls organization as an assistant coach, Griffin worked under Scott Skiles in Milwaukee.
With new responsibilities and a new coaching title under his belt we will likely see Adrian Griffin land a head coaching position in the future. In the meantime, perhaps a few years with increased responsibility will do Griffin some good for his future.
Do you think Adrian Griffin will eventually become a head coach in the NBA?