The Minnesota Timberwolves brought in their second head coaching candidate on Tuesday when Mike Woodson met with David Kahn and company. The former Atlanta Hawks coach isn’t this team’s savior, to be sure, but at least it shows the Wolves are going to move much quicker in finding a replacement for Kurt Rambis than it did deciding they were going to need a replacement in the first place.
Woodson met with Kahn, the Wolves’ president of basketball operations, and owner Glen Taylor in Minneapolis on Tuesday according to the Star Tribune’s Jerry Zgoda. Before any one falls in love with the coach without eyebrows, however, Zgoda opines that Woodson is probably just using this interview as leverage to get the Pistons to finally choose a coach (and choose him) as they’ve taken their time deciding between him and Lawrence Frank.
Like Terry Porter before him, Woodson is another coach not exactly known for his fast break offense but rather as a coach that values defense — and not exactly the “uptempo” defense Kahn mentioned in his most recent press conference.
Zgoda reports that Don Nelson will probably be in later this week. Hopefully a few up-and-coming candidates emerge as well.