Could Flip Saunders Return to Coach the Timberwolves?

by May 09, 2011
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The Pioneer Press in Minny speculates that there just might be enough mutual interest to make the once-failed pairing work again: “A little birdie says Flip Saunders would have to give up $8.6 million — the final two years of his four-year contract — to leave the Washington Wizards for the Gophers men’s basketball coaching job if Tubby Smith were recruited away for the University of Maryland coaching job. Meanwhile, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor and Saunders, who resides in Medina, have remained friends despite Saunders’ firing by then-vice president Kevin McHale six years ago. If a buyout could be arranged with Washington, it wouldn’t be surprising if Saunders were considered for the Wolves coaching job once a buyout of Kurt Rambis’ contract is completed.”