Wojnarowski: Blazers Assistant David Vanterpool To Receive Second Interview With Sixers?

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Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool could reportedly receive a second interview with the Philadelphia 76ers for their open head coaching position.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach David Vanterpool could receive a second interview with the Philadelphia 76ers for their open head coaching position.

Four assistant coaches - Atlanta's Kenny Atkinson, San Antonio's Brett Brown, Chicago's Adrian Griffin and Boston's Jay Larranaga - are scheduled to meet with, Sixers managing partners Josh Harris and David Blitzer, among other team officials, sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Another assistant coach, Portland's David Vanterpool, is still a possible candidate to join the group in New York, sources said.

The 76ers reportedly requested an interview with Vanterpool back in late-July and the Blazers granted the request. After the interview, Wojnarowski reported that Vanterpool was a "serious candidate" for the position, which is the only unfilled head coaching spot in the league right now.

The Blazers hired Vanterpool as an assistant coach in August 2012.

Vanterpool, 39, joins the Trail Blazers bench after spending the past two seasons as a pro scout with the Oklahoma City Thunder. He played for European power CSKA Moscow from 2005-07, winning a Euroleague title there before becoming an assistant coach with the club upon retirement.

Appearing in 22 games for the Washington Wizards in 2000-01, Vanterpool played collegiately at St. Bonaventure.

Vanterpool and fellow assistant Nate Tibbetts alternated as head coach of the Blazers' 2013 Las Vegas Summer League team.

-- Ben Golliver | benjamin.golliver@gmail.com | Twitter

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