Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  6 responses

Don Nelson Interested in Coaching the Minnesota Timberwolves?

ESPN and its sources report that Don Nelson may be willing to come back to an NBA bench, in Minnesota of all places (now that there’s a coaching vacancy.): “Portland Trail Blazers assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff, for the moment, is the only known contender for the Minnesota Timberwolves’ coaching vacancy. But a potential Wolves candidate with even more experience unexpectedly surfaced Tuesday when NBA coaching sources said that Don Nelson — the winningest coach in league history — is open to a return to the bench and intrigued by the talent on Minnesota’s roster. Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn said at a Tuesday press conference to formally announce Kurt Rambis’ dismissal that he wants an up-tempo coach to take over, particularly with Spanish point guard Ricky Rubio — drafted with the fifth overall pick in 2009 — scheduled to finally join the team when the lockout ends. Nelson is certainly well-acquainted with up-tempo basketball. Yet whether Wolves owner Glen Taylor is ready to spend on a coach with Nelson’s resume, especially after firing Rambis with two years left on his contract, remains to be seen.”

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  • http://gmail dirty frank

    The box scores would be awesome!

  • RunNGun

    Don Nelson? LMAO Let the losing continue. LOL Actually, when he had good defensive players in Milwaukee, his team did fine playing uptempo. With the TWOLVES he’d be stepping right into the same situation as the one he had with Golden State Warriors. Besides, no one wants to see his fat belly slouching over his expanded waistline.

  • D-blok

    they need to…. ugh… idk man, its hard being a t’wolves fan.

    they just need to start over… man….

  • ionmic

    This would be awesome can you imagine beazer with a permanent green light to shoot bad shots LMAO.

    In all honesty though if they can find a coach like Nellie and he can harness all that talent that team could be a force.

  • LA Huey

    This would be entertaining to everyone but Minnesota fans.

  • ab40

    somewhere anthony randolph is cringing and somewhere else ricky rubio is working on his post game and rolling and poping out of a pick and roll since you know nellie thinks k-love should average a triple double before lebron tries it so he should play the point