Mike Woodson To Interview For Timberwolves' Head Coach Job

Mike Woodson will interview for the open Minnesota Timberwolves head coach job on Tuesday, reports Perry A. Farrell of the Detroit Free Press (via HoopsHype). Woodson, who was the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks for six years before being fired in 2010, is considered, with Lawrence Frank, a finalist for the Detroit Pistons head coach job. Those two positions are the only currently in play, and no other jobs are likely to come open between now and the start of the next basketball season.

The Wolves have interviewed former Bucks and Suns coach Terry Porter, and are expected to formally consider legend Don Nelson, who has expressed interest from his perch in retirement. In his virgin coaching search in 2009, Wolves GM David Kahn considered a wide number of candidates before settling on Kurt Rambis.

Rambis was fired earlier in July after the Wolves went just 32-132 over the past two seasons.

In announcing the firing of Rambis, Kahn said he'd be looking for a coach more committed to the fast break. Like Porter, Woodson is puzzling in that context. The Hawks finished No. 27 in the NBA in pace factor in Woodson's final season in Atlanta, and over his tenure averaged a finish of No. 20.

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

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.