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Report: Don Nelson may be interested in coaching Timberwolves

Jul 12, 2011, 6:59 PM EDT

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ESPN.com’s Marc Stein has the story:

Name to watch in Wolves search: Don Nelson. ESPN.com sources say he’s not only open to return to coaching but intrigued by ‘Sota roster

This would certainly be an interesting hire. The 71-year old Nelson recently retired after clinching the all-time record for regular-season coaching wins. He both took the Warriors to the playoffs for the first time in more than a decade and led them to one of the greatest upsets in playoff history in his first year as Golden State’s head coach, but most feel he overstayed his welcome in Golden State, and the team fell into disarray as Nelson often appeared apathetic on the sidelines.

Still, with Ricky Rubio coming aboard and the roster filled with big men who can shoot like Kevin Love and #2 overall pick Derrick Williams, an uptempo approach could work for the Timberwolves, and Nelson is still the godfather of uptempo basketball in the modern NBA.

  1. adiddie - Jul 12, 2011 at 8:26 PM

    Hells ya! In the immortal words of one Kevin Garnett, “were comin, were comin!”

    • greatminnesotasportsmind - Jul 12, 2011 at 10:41 PM

      Doh Kay

  2. zackd2 - Jul 12, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    Anthony Randolf’s Career = RIP

  3. goforthanddie - Jul 12, 2011 at 11:38 PM

    Was he interested before he started draining that bottle?

  4. wozzmann1955 - Jul 13, 2011 at 12:07 AM

    We need him back in Wisconsin,,fish tye’s and all!!

  5. david8726 - Jul 13, 2011 at 5:42 AM

    I hope this happens.

    Nellie’s teams haven’t done much in the way of winning in recent years, but at least they’re entertaining.

    The wolves might not get to a playoff level under nelson, but he’d improve them somewhat and at least make it more fun to watch.

    Rubio, Williams, Beasley on the break….. Sounds like something I’d watch on league pass sometimes.

  6. sham13ert - Jul 13, 2011 at 10:19 AM

    Where did they find that photo of Nellie? That’s absurd.

    Did he steal that turtleneck and mustache out of SVG’s closet?

  7. lucky5934 - Jul 13, 2011 at 10:34 AM

    Nellie’s photo reminds me of Will Ferrell’s SNL character Professor Roger Klarvin. Google image that name and see what I am talking about. I would also take a Will Ferrell’s Alex Trabec character.

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