Hawks add Jarron Collins to list of candidates for coach

Jarron Collins (left) interviewed with the Hawks on Sunday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
Jarron Collins (left) interviewed with the Hawks on Sunday. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

Credit: Paul Sancya

Credit: Paul Sancya

The Hawks have added Warriors assistant Jarron Collins to their list of candidates for head coach, general manager Travis Schlenk confirmed on Sunday.

The Hawks were scheduled to interview Collins and Blazers assistant Nate Tibbetts  in California on Sunday. The interviews were first reported by ESPN.

The Hawks will interview Darvin Ham on Monday. He was an assistant coach for the past five seasons under Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer. The Hawks and Budenholzer parted ways on Wednesday after five seasons.

Tibbetts and Ham are among the previously-identified candidates for Hawks head coach. Other candidates are David Fizdale, Stephen Silas, James Borrego and Ime Udoka. The Hawks interviewed Fizdale on Saturday.

Schlenk is looking for a new coach after Budenholzer departed following five seasons.

Collins joined Golden State’s staff before the 2014-15 season as a player development coach before being promoted to assistant coach the next season. Collins was a Clippers scout for two seasons before the Warriors hired him.

The Jazz selected Collins in the second round of the 2001 draft and he went on to play 10 seasons in the NBA. His twin brother, Jason, played 13 seasons in the NBA, including three with the Hawks.

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