Jerry Zgoda missed the entire Kevin Garnett era, but he's back covering the Timberwolves after working the beat for their first four seasons two decades ago. In between, he covered a bit of everything: Gopher men's and women's basketball and NCAA athletics, golf, outdoor recreation, sports media and a little Vikings and Twins.

Lowe visits as Flip works to add coaching staff

Posted by: Jerry Zgoda under Wolves coaches, Wolves management, Wolves news Updated: June 11, 2014 - 8:43 PM

I hear Sidney Lowe is in town, a visit that's a prelude to him joining Flip Saunders' staff as an assistant coach.

It's not a done deal yet, but is expected to be sometime soon.

Lowe was an assistant under Flip with the Wolves and Detroit, too. The former North Carolina State worked as an assistant to former Wolves teammate Ty Corbin at Utah this last season.

Also expect Flip's son Ryan to join the staff, but he's under contract with Washington until month's end.

Sam Mitchell is a possibility as well. Last I heard he was considering his options and deciding whether he wants to get back in coaching and continue with his radio/TV commentating gig in both the U.S. and Canada.

The Wolves have pursued European coach Dave Blatt as an assistant, but they've got stiff competition, particularly if Cleveland decides they want him as their head coach. Golden State also wants to add him as top assistant to Steve Kerr.

Depending on what else happens, former Golden State and Sacramento coach Eric Musselman -- whom Saunders once baby sat -- is a possibility as well. He wants to get back into NBA coaching and is weighing a couple college options as well, I'm told, after working for Arizona State last season.

Another possible candidate if Detroit guard Chauncey Billups, if he decides to retire and doesn't pursue a front-office job somewhere. He played for Saunders with the Wolves and the Pistons.

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