The Utah Jazz have received permission to interview Chicago Bulls assistant Adrian Griffin for their head-coaching job, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Utah plans to reach out to several candidates in the next few days. Griffin's defensive background with Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau is important to Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey, who wants to improve one of the NBA's worst defenses.
Griffin is considered one of the league's best young head-coaching candidates. He played for five NBA teams over nine seasons from 1999-2008.
Griffin was a finalist for the Philadelphia 76ers' head-coaching job last year before they hired Brett Brown.
The Jazz parted ways with head coach Tyrone Corbin last month.
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