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Minnesota Timberwolves To Interview Sam Mitchell, Possibly Mike Fratello

The Minnesota Timberwolves coaching search continues to bring up interesting names, even if they don't exactly coincide with David Kahn's wishlist of a coach that has uptempo ingrained in his DNA.

Will the Wolves actually make the fans happy with their next head coach? If the latest batch of rumored interviews is correct, there's a good chance of it.

Sam Mitchell is expected to interview in Minnesota on either Friday or Saturday, according to the Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda. Mitchell played 10 seasons with the Timberwolves and has previous head coaching experience with the Toronto Raptors, winning the 2006-07 Coach of the Year award.

Mitchell spent this past season as the lead assistant for the New Jersey Nets, but reports indicate that he doesn't plan on returning to that post next season.

The other interesting name being brought into the mix is a man known as The Czar: Mike Fratello. ESPN 1500's Darren Wolfson wrote Tuesday that fans should "not be surprised if the former Hawks, Cavaliers and Grizzlies coach gets a shot as well."

Can't wait to see which other random names feel like coaching Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love next season because this is getting kind of fun (Also, let's ignore that NBA lockout thing)!

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.