Timberwolves Given Permission to Interview Bernie Bickerstaff

Kurt Rambis will inevitably get fired, but in the meantime, Minny will interview potential head coaching candidates (because that’s just how they roll.) You’re up, Bernie Bickerstaff. The Oregonian reports: “The Timberwolves have asked the Trail Blazers for permission to interview assistant coach Bernie Bickerstaff for their soon-to-be vacant head coaching position, and president Larry Miller gave the OK late last week. Miller and Blazers coach Nate McMillan did not know Monday afternoon when Bickerstaff was scheduled to interview for the job and Bickerstaff was not immediately available for contact. ‘Bernie’s been in that position before,’ McMillan said of being a head coach. ‘So we’ll see what happens. I don’t want to speak for Bernie, but I know he’s extremely happy with Portland and being here working with me. He’s said time and time again he likes where we are and what we’re doing. It’s going to have to be something really attractive to go.’ Bickerstaff just completed his first season with the Blazers as part of McMillan’s revamped coaching staff, but has been around the league for decades in a variety of positions.”