The Sixers have received permission to interview Golden State Warriors assistant Mike Malone and Utah Jazz assistant Jeff Hornacek for the team’s head coaching vacancy and may begin the interview process as early as next week, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, who cited unnamed league sources.

Malone, the NBA’s highest-paid assistant coach, may be the leading candidate for the job. He’s been the top assistant in Golden State, New Orleans and Cleveland and may interview with the Sixers while the Warriors are still in the playoffs.

Hornacek, who played for the Sixers in parts of two of his 14 NBA seasons, has been on the Jazz coaching staff for two years. He could also be in the running for the Phoenix Suns’ coaching vacancy.

The Sixers also are interested in Indiana Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins, according to reports. Sixers assistant Michael Curry also may be in the running for the job and was endorsed by Doug Collins, who resigned to an advisory role with the Sixers after three seasons as head coach.