The Minnesota Timberwolves were not expected to be able to lure any high-profile coaches to Minneapolis for their now-vacant head coaching position. That speculations was apparently just that, however, as Don Nelson has thrown his hat into the proverbial (circus) ring.
Nelson, the NBA's all-time leader in wins and the only coach that probably actually does have uptempo DNA despite being born in 1490, has already had a phone conversation with Wolves president of basketball operations David Kahn according to Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune.
Nelson has local ties, as Zgoda reports that the coach's daughter and grandchildren live in Minnetonka, and also seems to be intrigued by the current roster featuring Ricky Rubio, Derrick Williams, Kevin Love, Michael Beasley, Wesley Johnson and Anthony Tolliver -- the latter of which played well for Nelson in his last stop as head coach of the Golden State Warriors.
One player that might not be as intriguing for Nelson is Anthony Randolph.
"I drafted Randolph. He didn't play very well for me. He's another guy, like Beasley, who has talent, but he has to reach down and get it. He didn't work that hard for me, but he's 6-11 and he can do things nobody else can do right now with running, jumping and playing around the rim. He's just got to reach down and become a player."
Nelson might not be the best fit for this team, though he is probably the best fit for what Kahn wants, and probably is asking for more money than is currently in the budget. That said, this team can't get any messier, can it?