Former Gophers basketball standout Kevin Burleson will be an assistant coach for the Timberwolves' G League team in Des Moines, along with Ryan Marchand and Charlie Bell.

The Iowa Wolves and coach Scott Roth announced the appointments on Friday.



Burleson (pictured above playing for the Gophers in 2002) has been player development coach for the Houston Rockets for the past three seasons. He played one season, 2005, in the NBA for Charlotte after leaving the Gophers.

Bell was assistant coach for the Texas Legends of the G League last season. He is a former Michigan State standout and spent seven seasons in the NBA with Phoenix, Dallas, Milwaukee and Golden State.

Marchand was a video assistant with the Timberwolves in 2011-12 and has worked for three G League teams in various positions.

Iowa also named Sean Dwyer Director of Basketball Operations, Frank Adams as Head Athletic Trainer and Kurt Joseph as Head Strength and Conditioning Coach.

Dwyer was a basketball operations associate for the Timberwolves last season.

The G League (named after sponsor Gatorade) was the NBA D (for development) League until this season.

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