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Continued: Wolves take another look at familiar cast of coaching candidates

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Last update: May 28, 2014 - 12:16 AM

A guy who has coached three different NBA teams fits Saunders’ criteria: He’s an experienced head coach and a candidate who understands the point-guard position and can help develop Ricky Rubio. He’d also insist his teams play defense and is believed to have interviewed for the job.

George Karl

A 1,131-game winner who once seemed like the best bet to keep Love in Minnesota, he said Tuesday he has had no contact with Saunders. “I do think it is a great job and good roster!!” he said in an e-mail.

Wild Cards

There’s also the chance a coach will unexpectedly become available the longer Saunders searches. Remember, Joerger’s availability to interview materialized in the last week. Saunders has vowed to search everywhere including Europe, where former Russian Olympic coach David Blatt just led his Israeli team to a Euroleague championship upset. There’s also the NBA assistant-coach route: This time last year, Phoenix plucked assistant coach Jeff Hornacek from Utah and he nearly won NBA Coach of the Year.









 

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