The Orlando Magic appear to be set to name Adrian Griffin as an assistant coach on Scott Skiles' staff. While the team has yet to make a formal announcement, Griffin has taken to Twitter to say he's "looking forward to joining my new home." Further, Orlando Sentinel scribe Josh Robbins reported Monday that Griffin will join Orlando as Skiles' "lead assistant coach."
After his nine-year NBA playing career ended, Griffin worked as a player-development coach for the Milwaukee Bucks under Skiles for two seasons. He's served on Tom Thibodeau's staff with the Chicago Bulls for the past five seasons.
Griffin had to claw his way into the NBA. After going undrafted out of Seton Hall, Griffin spent one season playing in Italy and another three in the CBA before he got his first NBA opportunity.
He certainly made the most of it and has, as Robbins notes at the Sentinel, earned the respect of his peers: in a recent survey, the NBA's general managers voted Griffin the league's second-best assistant coach, an honor he shared with three other candidates.