NBA: Grizzlies interview Warriors assistant Collins - ESPN

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Posted at May 07 2019 07:11 AM

Golden State Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins became the third candidate interviewed for the Memphis Grizzlies' head coaching position, according to ESPN.

Collins, 40, who is in his fifth season with the Warriors after a 10-year NBA playing career, reportedly met with Grizzlies officials on Sunday.

He joins two other known candidates to replace coach J.B. Bickerstaff, who was fired last month after posting a 48-97 record in two seasons with Memphis. Utah Jazz assistant Alex Jensen and EuroLeague coach Sarunas Jasikevicius have also been linked to the Grizzlies' search.

Collins, a 6-foot-11 center, played 542 career games from 2001-11 with the Jazz, Phoenix Suns, Los Angeles Clippers and Portland Trail Blazers. He averaged 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds for his career.

Collins has coached the Warriors' Summer League team and told NBA.com in December that his strengths include developing players.

"Working with the guys, it always comes down to relationships," he said. "I've worked with a great group of guys. ... I'm learning from them, they're learning from me. It's been a great experience."

--Field Level Media

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