Timberwolves to Interview Larry Brown Next

by July 25, 2011

by Marcel Mutoni /Ā @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.