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Timberwolves Coaching Search Sounds Like Its Down To Rick Adelman Or Don Nelson

The Minnesota Timberwolves are still looking for a coach, though that's seemingly been put on the back burner when it comes to important topics around the Twin Cities with the beginning of the Minnesota Vikings season. Friend of the blog Jerry Zgoda is still keeping his ear to the ground regarding the coach search, though, and there have recently been some interesting revelations.

Zgoda wrote on Friday that if president of basketball operations David Kahn gets his way, the next Wolves head coach will either be Rick Adelman or Don Nelson, or at least that's what Kahn is telling others around the league. That's if owner Glen Taylor opens up the checkbook, however.

Rick Adelman still looks like the favorite, but here's the tricky part: I hear he wants at least $5 million a year, and five years -- not four -- guaranteed. Do the math and that's at least $25 million, sports fans.

Weeks ago I was told Glen Taylor paid Flip Saunders big money -- $5 million a year in his final years - and is willing to do so again with a young group he thinks the franchise can grow with. But...$25 million or more?

Zgoda also opines if Adelman or Nelson isn't named the Wolves new coach, and instead Sam Mitchell is the choice,  it'll be because Taylor overruled Kahn.


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