NBA Rumors: Alvin Gentry, Adrian Griffin, Quin Snyder Earn Second Interviews With Utah Jazz

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Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Remember when the Utah Jazz planned to reach out to 20 candidates to fill their head coaching vacancy?

It looks as if they’re down to a final three.

Alvin Gentry, Adrian Griffin, and Quin Snyder are set to undergo a second round of interviews with the Jazz, according to multiple reports.

In addition to Gentry, the Salt Lake Tribune reported Griffin is expected to have his second interview with the team sometime in the next week, and Snyder has been called back for a second interview.

Also, sources tell the website that there may be another candidate whose name has not surfaced to the public at this point.

Griffin originally interviewed two weeks ago. And while he is drawing significant interest from the Jazz, he also is a candidate for the Cleveland Cavaliers coaching vacancy and has interviewed there as well. Additionally, Griffin is apparently on the radar of the New York Knicks…

The Tribune has confirmed that Atlanta Hawks assistant Quin Snyder has interviewed once with Utah, and like Griffin, has been called back for a second interview.

Sources also say there may be another candidate who hasn’t yet surfaced publicly.

Gentry is also in the running for the Los Angeles Lakers’ and Cleveland Cavaliers’ vacancy. Late last month, he was considered the favorite to succeed Mike Brown in Cleveland given his relationship with first-year general manager David Griffin.

Adrian Griffin received an endorsement from Jazz point guard John Lucas III last week. The two worked together in Chicago. Griffin is also being considered by the Cavaliers. Though the New York Knicks are believed to be the frontrunners for Derek Fisher, Griffin is also believed to be on Phil Jackson‘s radar.

Snyder, the lesser known of the three candidates, has previously coached at Missouri and at the international level.

Sam Spiegelman is a native New Yorker covering sports in New Orleans. He likes Game of Thrones way too much. Tweet him @samspiegs.