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Monday, July 25th, 2011 at 9:00 am  |  17 responses

Timberwolves to Interview Larry Brown Next


by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

Apparently, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ front-office is determined to interview just about every former NBA coach under the sun before it offers the head coaching gig to anyone.

The nomadic, 70-year old Larry Brown is set to become the latest interviewee in Minny, according to the Star Tribune:

So far the Timberwolves have interviewed, among others, Bernie Bickerstaff, Rick Adelman, Don Nelson and expected sometime fairly soon now…Larry Brown. Take away Terry Porter and Mike Woodson and four of the six Wolves’ candidates for their next head coach all are 65 or older with hundreds and hundreds of NBA victories on their resume.

Brown seems like an unlikely fit, even given his longtime relationship with David Kahn. But he looks to be next — quite possibly along with one or two other final candidates — on Kahn’s list. Or at least soon. Exactly when the two meet isn’t certain because Brown is dealing with a death in his family. Kahn and Brown have known each other since the late 1970s when Brown coached UCLA and Kahn was a student-newspaper reporter there and Kahn considers Brown one of his mentors.

Larry Brown has been itching to get back into the coaching ranks — at any level — for a while now.

It remains to be seen if his close relationship with T-Wolves GM David Kahn will give him the edge he needs to snap up the job in Minnesota.

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  • RunNGun

    It’s just a common courtesy given their relationship. Larry Brown on a vet team would be fine, but put him on a young team and prepare for a meltdown of epic proportions.

  • thecomputerdude

    Awww Lawd!!! Don’t Do it Minny…lol

  • Marcus Bastos

    I think Minnesota doesn’t know where to go (in respect of hiring a coach). The team just interviwed Don Nelson and now… Larry Brown. What kind of organization is that?

  • LA Huey

    Based on their resumes, Adelman’s the best coach for this job.

  • D-Blok

    If he is hired…..

    i WILL blow my brains out…..

  • J Roc

    With the relationship between Adelman and Love, that’s one of the high points of Adelman going to Minnesota. Not to mention, he’s better than these has-been coaches that haven’t adjusted to the new NBA in the past decade. If the Wolves are interviewing Brown & Nellie, they are better off giving Sam Mitchell a call.

  • dahon

    Go for Sloan…rubio to love pick and roll

  • TOTO

    Larry Brown you need Allen iverson

  • MikeC.

    Brown and Rubio are not a good fit. Brown demands so much from his PG, he’d end up burying Rubio on the bench or trading him for Anthony Carter.

  • Charles

    Larry Brown!! This MUST be a joke!

  • SikhWitIt

    Maybe they can bring A.I. on too lol

  • hushabomb

    Adelman is the best fit. For professional reasons don’t do it Larry and ruin a stellar coaching career.

  • All Day

    @MikeC: Co-sign! Don’t do it, T-Wolves!!! LB would have Rubio’s ass planted at the end of the bench…LB is allergic to playing young guys!!!

  • bike

    All prospective coaches are given aptitude tests which includes trying to find the Pope in the pizza.

  • ab40

    Somewhere Darko is cringing

  • shawnkemp4prez

    I would rather coach the San Antonio Silver Stars than the T-wolves and that’s the truth…with some cheese on it

    Run Larry

  • dahon

    cosign ab40 LOL

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