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Could Don Nelson Replace Kurt Rambis As Minnesota Timberwolves Head Coach?

Don Nelson went off the radar following his final season with the Golden State Warriors in 2010, but there is apparently a chance that the 71-year-old could replace Kurt Rambis as the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Nelson, the winningest coach in NBA history, has told apparently told confidants that he's interested in the Wolves roster according to ESPN's Marc Stein. While he may not be an ideal candidate for Minnesota's young roster, there are apparently pieces that make him interested in returning to coaching with the Wolves.

Stein reported that Nelson known to be a long-time admirer of Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love, as well as Anthony Tolliver after the latter played for the coach as an NBA Development League call-up during the 2009-10 season.

If nothing else, Nelson certainly runs the up-tempo offense that Kahn is looking for with his next head coach. It'll be a whole 'nother story if Nelson's able to figure out how to run the efficient "up-tempo defense" the Wolves president of basketball operations kept mentioning during Tuesday's press conference, however.

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