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Report: Magic hire Adrian Griffin as lead assistant coach
Orlando Magic

Report: Magic hire Adrian Griffin as lead assistant coach

Published Jun. 16, 2015 12:38 p.m. ET

The Magic already knew that Scott Skiles will be their new coach next year. Now, they know who will be stepping in as his lead assistant.

Orlando will bring in Adrian Griffin, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Here's more from Robbins:

The Magic still have to fill out the rest of Skiles' coaching staff, but finding a lead assistant is certainly the start of the process.

(H/t to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.)


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The Orlando Magic have reached an agreement with Adrian Griffin to become their new lead assistant coach, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.

The addition of Griffin is the first hire for Scott Skiles’ coaching staff.

Griffin spent the last five seasons as a Chicago Bulls assistant coach. Before that, he worked for the Milwaukee Bucks under Skiles as an assistant coach for player development.

In NBA.com’s 2014-15 GM Survey, general managers were asked to name the league’s best assistant coach, Griffin tied for second place with the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Tyronn Lue, the San Antonio Spurs’ Ettore Messina and the Los Angeles Clippers’ Mike Woodson.

Griffin also spent the summer of 2014 working with USA Basketball’s men’s national team as it won the gold medal in the FIBA World Cup.

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