Grizzlies rumors: Ed Pinckney to interview for coach job again

Kevin C. Cox

The Grizzlies will interview Bulls assistant Ed Pinckney for a second time on Wednesday. Pinckney has been on Tom Thibodeau's staff in Chicago since 2010.

The Memphis Grizzlies will conduct a second interview on Wednesday with Chicago Bulls assistant Ed Pinckney for the team's vacant head coaching position, according to CSN Chicago's Aggrey Sam.

Pinckney first interviewed with the Grizzlies last week after the Bulls granted permission. Pinckney seems like a long shot to replace Lionel Hollins for the Memphis job, with George Karl, Alvin Gentry and current Grizzlies assistant Dave Joerger currently in the mix. However, Pinckney impressed enough in his first interview to garner a second, so he's clearly still in the running.

Pinckney began his coaching career in 2003 at Villanova, his alma mater, under Jay Wright after spending six years with the Miami Heat as a radio and television analyst. Pinckney then moved on to the NBA in 2007 when he became an assistant for the Minnesota Timberwolves. Pinckney joined Tom Thibodeau's staff in Chicago in September 2010 and has enjoyed a lot of success.

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