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Flip Saunders made an appearance on ESPN's "Mike & Mike" on Wednesday morning, in which he downplayed the possibility to him returning to the bench to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves now that Rick Adelman will be enjoying his retirement in Portland.
Saunders says his duties in the front office are too consuming for him to make a coaching comeback. He stopped short of saying that it definitely wouldn't happen, "You never say never".
There seem to be some conflicting reports on the type of head coach the Wolves covet. Some reports say the Wolves are looking for a college coach like Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg, Michigan State's Tom Izzo or Florida's Billy Donovan; while other reports say the Wolves are looking for a coach with NBA experience and a track record of success like George Karl, Lionel Hollins or one of the Van Gundy brothers.
The Wolves coaching gig may be a difficult sell to potential coaches with Kevin Love's future being very murky. However, taking over a team that has improved their record each of the last four seasons and won 40 games in 2013-14 as well as the Target Center renovations and new Mayo Clinic practice facility can all be seen as draws for potential hires. Add to the fact that whoever they hire will be one of just thirty NBA head coaches. It won't be that difficult a sell and there are plenty of very good candidates
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