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Wolves will interview Don Nelson Sunday

Jul 23, 2011, 3:30 PM EDT

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The Wolves have talked to Mike Woodson, Bernie Bickerstaff, and will meet with Rick Adelman on Saturday. Then Sunday the fun begins.

From the Minnesota Star-Tribune:

Don Nelson has been in town all week prepping for his interview with the Wolves on Sunday.

OK, so maybe he arrived here from Hawaii early this week to spend some time with his daughter, a schoolteacher, and his grandkids in Minnetonka.

Point is, he’s here in town and next on a list that started with Terry Porter on Monday, Mike Woodson on Tuesday and continues with Bernie Bickerstaff today and Rick Adelman on Saturday.

via He’s here all week: Don Nelson set to interview with Wolves on Sunday |


This feels like it’s going to happen, despite all the better candidates, but that may just be wishful thinking for the hilarity of Nelson coaching the Timberwolves. Anthony Randolph probably finds this idea much less amusing.

Nelson might just be making a stop through on his family visit. But given the amount of attention this has received, given Nelson’s public statements regarding the job, and given the Timberwolves’ propensity for moves that defy rational thought, it wouldn’t surprise anyone to see Nelson hired on Monday.

At the same time, a point guard with Rubio’s skills, a combo-forward with Williams’ athleticism, and a power forward that can rebound like Love. What if Nellie shocked everyone and actually won with this crew?

Let’s see if he gets the gig first.

  1. randysavage4ever - Jul 23, 2011 at 5:03 PM



    he brings credibility to the table being a good coach and a HECK of a player…

    in his 3rd season I promise SERIOUS title run… yes 3 seasons with Don Nelson will get the Wolves a title run…

    I guarantee major improvement and an actual competitive team next year if this man is coach.

    no brainer, do the right thing.

  2. greatminnesotasportsmind - Jul 24, 2011 at 4:39 PM

    how do you see improvement when the Wolves don’t have their 1st round pick next year? Sure we might go from 17 wins to like 24. But then we will plateau at 24 for a couple season…

  3. randysavage4ever - Jul 24, 2011 at 9:37 PM

    #1) I have faith in Don Nelson’s coaching ability. I watched him build the a Mavericks team to title aspirations, Avery Johnson took a 2006 Dallas team that was Nellie’s blueprints and in 2007 lost to Nelson’s 8th seeded Warriors in the 1st round, despite Dallas winning over 60 games that year.

    #2) Rubio should be coming over right? & you just drafted Derrick Williams, thats talent to start with, Wes Johnson should develop, etc… I DO think they need some frontcourt help absolutely, K.Love is outstanding, but I’m talking a beefed up in the middle take up space defensive kinda guy…I think Brad Miller is almost done and I dunno about Darko…

    #3) No 1st round pick next year but free agent money to spend, over 2 seasons you can develop the talent you have and sign other players, or trade for vets if needed…

    Things can change quickly and irrelevant teams can become winners fast. Who and where the heck was OKC Thunder a few years ago? They were the Sonics in Seattle who won like 10 games and now a few seasons later they have serious title aspirations and rightfully so…

    No reason why T’Wolves can’t build a winner, but in my opinion it starts with coaching and Nellie is the man for the job…

    have faith!

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