Chart: Who will be the next Wolves coach?

  • Updated: April 21, 2014 - 11:14 PM

Wolves President of Basketball Operations Flip Saunders said he will conduct an “extensive” search for a new coach who has a proven “track record” and can bring the team an offensive identity like the just-retired Rick Adelman did. Here’s a list of possibilities:

The favorite

 

Flip Saunders

He has refused at every turn to rule himself out. That says a lot right there. Owner Glen Taylor said he thinks each job deserves its own master and doesn’t want Saunders coaching, too. At least he says that now. Saunders could sell his relationship with Kevin Love this season as the best chance the franchise has to keep its superstar long-term.

 

The Flip connection

 

Saunders is fast friends with two coaching candidates in particular:

 

Tom Izzo

He consulted with Saunders on last summer’s draft, but why would Izzo leave all he has built at Michigan State for this?

 

Jeff Van Gundy

He’s another pal who hasn’t coached since 2007 and has a good television-analyst gig. He avoided answering when asked last week during a conference call if he has any interest in the job.

Proven commodities

 

George Karl

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