While some NBA teams have started to fill coaching vacancies, the Pistons don’t appear to be in a hurry.

On the same day the Atlanta Hawks picked San Antonio assistant Mike Budenholzer to fill their opening, Comcast Sportsnet Northwest first reported that Chicago assistant Adrian Griffin had talked with the Pistons about their position.

Griffin, 38, had a nine-year NBA career with various teams.

The Pistons’ interview with Griffin appears to be more of a courtesy to help a young assistant increase his profile. But Budenholzer was a serious candidate who had two interviews with the Pistons before he was hired by the Hawks.

The buzz around the NBA is that the two front-runners for the Pistons’ job are former NBA coach Nate McMillan and Oklahoma City assistant Mo Cheeks. However, the Pistons still could turn to Indiana assistant Brian Shaw or former Hawks coach Larry Drew.

Drew reportedly is a finalist for the Milwaukee job.

The Pistons fired Lawrence Frank after a 54-94 record in two seasons. The next coach will be the team’s eighth in 14 seasons.