Tim Polzer
Wednesday June 12th, 2013

Former Villanova star and Bulls assistant coach Ed Pinckney is on the Grizzlies' interview list. (Getty Images) Former Villanova star Ed Pinckney is on the Grizzlies' list of head coaching candidates. (Getty Images)

The Bulls have given the Grizzlies permission to interview assistant coach Ed Pinckney for their head coaching position, according to a CBSSports.com report.

From CBSSports.com:

Pinckney, a former Big East star and assistant coach at Villanova, has impressed the Memphis front office with the work he's done in Chicago under defensive mastermind Tom Thibodeau. Pinckney, 50, also spent two seasons as an assistant coach for the Timberwolves.

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The Grizzlies have already spoken with former Nuggets head coach George Karl and former Suns head coach Alvin Gentry via phone with plans to bring both to Memphis for interviews, according to reports. The Grizzlies also plan to interview assistant coach Dave Joerger. The Grizzlies have been officially looking for a new head coach after announcing Monday that they will not offer Lionel Hollins a new contract.

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