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Wednesday, July 27th, 2011 at 11:34 am  |  14 responses

Timberwolves Consulting Kevin Love on Head Coach Hire

In a recent interview, Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love said he’s been heavily involved in the team’s search for a new coach. From Real GM:

“‘I have definitely been asked by David Kahn what I thought about the situation, and I gave my two cents,’ Love said in an interview with The Big Lead on Tuesday. ‘I told them I think we need a coach to help us grow and win in tough situations and learn how to win. A guy who is going to be able to work with young guys and go through the growing pains to help us become a better team. There were a few names thrown out to me prior to the interview process, and they’ve all interviewed so far.’

Love said the Timberwolves, who are reportedly interested in Bernie Bickerstaff, Rick Adelman, Don Nelson, and Larry Brown, would need to hire a coach prepared to coach an uptempo style of play.

‘We’re going to be a team that wants to run and be up-tempo,’ Love said. ‘And we want to play hard-nosed defense. We’re going to make mistakes, and hopefully he can work with us [while we're] making mistakes and growing over time.’”

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  • rainman10

    Adelman. Please.

  • chingy

    Treated better than Kobe!

  • Era

    A young team that wants to run? Get Larry Brown!

  • chocolaterain

    for a guy whos only won more then 20 games once he gets treated like a king

  • bike

    Assuming that Love’s opinion means anything, that pretty much eliminates Larry Brown as a candidate.

  • MUBWAR

    looool that Larry brown thing was a joke but it’s funny even how Love gets more love from his organization then the man who flamed out of the west semis

  • http://www.yomamajokes.com LilKDub503

    Guess everyone beat me to the Kobe thing.

  • http://forbes.com giogolo

    Kobe to the BULLS!!! make it happen!!!

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Adelman is the obvious choice. If they don’t end up hiring him, something is up.

  • http://twitter.com/BeezKneezy LA Huey

    I feel like the core players should be asked their opinion on coaching hires. Just like coaches should be asked about player acquisitions.

  • Charles

    Adelman.

  • http://itsahardwoodlife.blogspot.com omphalos

    Gotta be Adelman or Mike Woodson; both coaches who know how to develop young talent.

  • Max

    I’m sorry but Mike Woodson doesn’t know how to develop young talent!
    Acie Law and Jeff Teague never had their chance to prove their worth under him!!

  • ab40

    it’s funny in minnesota since their best player is actualy less talented than number two and three on the depth chart which are anthony randolph and michael beasly. Of course bease is a knucklehead but randolph can actualy play ball

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