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According to reports, former Timberwolves players Sam Mitchell & Sidney Lowe will be joining head coach Flip Saunders' staff as assistant coaches.
Lowe is not only a former Timberwolves player, but he was also an assistant coach with the Wolves from 1991-1993. He took over as head coach of the Wolves from 1993-1994. Lowe went to Cleveland shortly thereafter to be an assistant coach with the Cavs. He did return in 1999 and 2003-2005 as an assistant coach for Minnesota.
Since 2011 he has been an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz on Tyrone Corbin's staff. With Corbin's departure this summer, Lowe was without a job, though that didn't last too long.
Mitchell was the head coach of the Toronto Raptors from 2004-2008 when he was fired 17 games into the 2008-09 campaign. He was 156-189 during his tenure with the Raptors and is a former Coach of the Year winner.
It sounds as though Flip's son Ryan (Saunders) will also be joining his staff.
That leaves one opening on Flip's staff. The organization was hoping that David Blatt would fill that final slot as the associate coach (ie: head assistant coach), however it sounds as though he'll either be the head coach of the Cavaliers or the second-in-command under Steve Kerr with the Golden State Warriors.
It's is unknown at this time who will be the final assistant coach on Flip's staff. I do believe Rick's (Adelman) son David is still technically under contract, whether or not he'll be on the sidelines this season...I'm not sure, though I would assume he'll likely be placed elsewhere in the organization.
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