With Portland Trail Blazers assistants David Vanterpool and Nate Tibbetts missing out on head coaching jobs, and head coach Terry Stotts not being ousted after a sweep in the NBA Playoffs, Portland’s coaching staff looks set — at least for now. Meanwhile two former Blazers are primed for possible new coaching gigs around the league.
Juwan Howard, who played for the Blazers during the 2009-10 season, is set to interview for the Detroit Pistons’ head coach opening, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Howard also interviewed for the New York Knicks’ opening before it was filled by David Fizdale.
Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard will interview for the Detroit Pistons coaching job in the next few days, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 30, 2018
Monty Williams, who was an assistant with Blazers and Nate McMillan from 2005-2010, is looking at a coaching return with an assistant role under Brett Brown and the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Wojnarowski. Former Sixers assistant Lloyd Pierce left the team to become head coach of the Atlanta Hawks.
Sixers coach Brett Brown is discussing with Monty Williams a role as top assistant, league sources tell ESPN. Williams is working in the Spurs front office, but has been eager for a return to coaching.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) May 31, 2018