Terry Porter Is First Person Interviewed For Timberwolves' Coaching Vacancy, According To Report

The first person formally interviewed in the Minnesota Timberwolves' coaching search is not Don Nelson, but rather, former Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns coach Terry Porter, according to a report by Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Zgoda reports that while the Wolves have talked to Nelson by phone, Porter is the first candidate to come to Minnesota to be interviewed.

Porter has a career winning percentage of .460 in two-plus years as a coach. He coached Milwaukee for two years from 2003 to 2005, then Phoenix for half a season in 2008/09 before being fired after 51 games.

Porter is a somewhat surprising choice to interview, given general manager David Kahn's preference for an up-tempo coach. The primary reason Porter was fired in Phoenix in 2009 was because the teams' stars were resistant to Porter's goal to make the Suns a more half-court oriented team.

For more on the Wolves' coaching search, visit Canis Hoopus.

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