Chart: The Bill Musselman coaching tree

  • Updated: February 13, 2014 - 10:12 PM

The bill Musselman Coaching tree

Assistant coaches Tom Thibodeau and Eric Musselman from the Timberwolves’ first two teams long ago went on to become NBA head coaches. So, too, did four players from those teams that played for Eric’s dad, Bill. Four other players on those teams have pursued coaching careers in the pros and college:

Scott Brooks

Former point guard has coached Oklahoma City to 50 or more victories three times, reached the NBA Finals once and this weekend coaches in his second All-Star Game.

Sam Mitchell

Free agent who signed his contract on Wolves GM Billy McKinney’s back at summer league in 1989 coached Toronto four-plus seasons and was named 2007 NBA Coach of the Year. He’s now a radio-TV analyst.

Tyrone Corbin

Now Utah’s head coach, he’s the only original Wolf now coaching who didn’t play for Bill Musselman in the CBA, but came to Minnesota from Phoenix in the 1989 expansion draft instead.

Sidney Lowe

Musselman favorite from the CBA coached the Wolves to a 33-102 record in nearly two seasons from 1992-94 and also coached Vancouver/Memphis. He’s now Corbin’s Jazz assistant.


• Tony Campbell: Wolves first still is now A.D. and coaches at Brooklyn, N.Y., prep school.

• Scott Roth: Former Wisconsin star is longtime NBA assistant who has coached for Dallas, Vancouver/Memphis, Golden State, Toronto and in the D League.

• Tod Murphy: Brooks’ former teammate at Cal-Irvine now coaches Gordon College, a small college in Massachusetts.

• Doug West: Second-round pick from Wolves’ first 1989 draft, he has coached at his alma mater Villanova and in the D League.

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San Diego - LP: J. Lane 0 FINAL
Atlanta - WP: E. Santana 2
Washington 6 Top 8th Inning
Miami 2
Philadelphia 1 Top 8th Inning
NY Mets 7
Milwaukee 1 Bottom 8th Inning
Tampa Bay 2
Toronto 13 Top 7th Inning
Boston 1
Arizona 1 Bottom 9th Inning
Cincinnati 1
Colorado 0 Top 6th Inning
Chicago Cubs 2
NY Yankees 2 Top 5th Inning
Texas 0
Oakland 2 Top 5th Inning
Houston 3
Pittsburgh - V. Worley 9:15 PM
San Francisco - M. Bumgarner
NY Giants 8/3/14 7:00 PM
Los Angeles 9:00 PM
Calgary 26 FINAL
Edmonton 22
Winnipeg 23 FINAL
Brt Columbia 6
Ottawa 23 FINAL
Hamilton 33
Toronto 9 FINAL
Saskatchewan 37
Indiana 9:30 PM
Los Angeles
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