The Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t the only franchise interested in the Portland Trail Blazers’ dynamic assistant coaching duo of Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool. The pair will also both interview for the Phoenix Suns’ head-coaching job, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski:
Phoenix has received permission to interview Portland assistants Nate Tibbetts and David Vanterpool for franchise’s head coaching job, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 24, 2019
Per Woj, former Blazer assistant Monty Williams is the current front-runner for the job:
Phoenix’s permission to speak to Sixers assistant Monty Williams was granted Tuesday. He’s focus of team’s search, but both Portland assistants have moved into position to be serious candidates for available head coaching jobs. https://t.co/Q5LV4BK2HJ— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 24, 2019
The Suns recently fired Igor Kokoskov after just one season at the helm. In total, the team has had four different head coaches over the last four seasons.