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Report: Bickerstaff to interview with Timberwolves Friday

Jul 22, 2011, 10:13 AM EDT

Bickerstaff

No real shock here, this was expected, but we pass along the news anyway.

Bernie Bickerstaff will be formally interviewing for the Minnesota Timberwolves vacant head coaching job on Friday, according to the Star Tribune.

Bickerstaff, who is currently an assistant in Portland, has spent 13 seasons as head coach in the NBA with stops in Seattle, Denver, Washington and Charlotte. He has a career 415-517 record.

Bickerstaff’s son J.B. had been on the Timberwolves staff last season — one of the reasons Bernie was first brought in according to reports, the father would take the job while grooming his son to take over. But J.B. bolted and joined Kevin McHale’s staff in Houston.

Already Terry Porter and Mike Woodson have interviewed for the job, and Don Nelson has expressed interest and had phone conversations with team GM David Kahn.

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