The Minnesota Timberwolves are in the market for a new head coach after firing Kurt Rambis last week, and two of the coaches they are reportedly considering are also two of the winningest coaches in NBA history. Former Golden State Warriors coach Don Nelson and former Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman are on the team's preliminary list, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.
It's unclear whether either would volunteer to take the job, considering Minnesota's instability. One would think Adelman would not be interested in coaching a rebuilding team after leaving Houston for that very reason. Nelson, on the other hand, reportedly has interest in the job. Both would certainly qualify as the "up-tempo" coach general manager David Kahn has coveted.
Rambis departed after compiling just 32 wins in two years on the job. His firing was inevitable for a while, but was only made official last week.