Chris Broussard of ESPN reported a week ago that Joe Dumars wanted to hire a new coach before the NBA Combine. The Pistons still haven’t made that hire, so in the meantime, they’re messing around by interviewing “candidates” like Adrian Griffin.
At this point, it appears the interview Griffin was more of a courtesy to help a young assistant coach increase his profile.
a source confirmed the meeting, although it would seem to be more a way to get Griffin’s name in the league pipeline, similar to the Rooney Rule of the NFL.
I don’t know what the holdup is – though, it’s nice Dumars could help Griffin – but what are the Pistons waiting for? I’d be fine with waiting to interview coaches still in the playoffs, but apparently that’s not the reason. So what is?