The Hawks’ coaching vacancy has obviously included a flurry of activity in the days following the mutual separation of the Atlanta Hawks and former coach of the year — and former president of basketball operations — Mike Budenholzer.
The Atlanta Hawks have reportedly already interviewed former Memphis Grizzlies head coach David Fizdale and now plan to interview current Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Nate Tibbetts (it was previously reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN that the Hawks had received permission to interview Tibbetts) and current Golden State Warriors assistant coach Jarron Collins, according to Wojnarowski on Sunday morning.
The Atlanta Hawks have coaching interviews set with Portland assistant Nate Tibbetts and Golden State assistant Jarron Collins in California today, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 29, 2018
Collins — a former NBA player who spent eight years with the Utah Jazz — has been with the Warriors organization since 2014 and has been widely recognized as a head coaching candidate. The up-and-coming coaching prospect will now meet with the Hawks to discuss the possibility of filling their vacancy.
Meanwhile, Hawks assistant coach Darvin Ham will also be considered for the vacancy, with Michael Cunningham of the AJC confirming that Ham will interview for the role on Monday.
Confirm @wojespn report Hawks to interview Tibbetts and Jaron Collins today for HC job. ATL assistant Darvin Ham to interview Mon.— Michael Cunningham (@MCunninghamAJC) April 29, 2018
Ham has served as an assistant coach since 2013 and became the top assistant coach in 2016 after Kenny Atkinson left the Hawks to become the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets.