The President of Operations: David Kahn and Owner: Glen Taylor will sit down with Nelson as their fifth candidate on Sunday. He'll follow interviews of Terry Porter, Mike Woodson, Bernie Bickerstaff and Rick Adelman.
Nelson has actually, reportedly, been in town all week long. Not really to prep for the interview, but maybe he flew from Hawaii to Minnesota to visit his daughter--a schoolteacher & see his grandkids who live in Minnetonka.
Nelson got started in the NBA in 1962 when he was selected in the third round of the 1962 NBA Draft--picked 17th overall, by the Chicago Zephyrs. He spent 14 seasons in the NBA before retiring in 1976. The next season he was already in a head coaching gig with the Milwaukee Bucks which lasted till 1987 (11 seasons!), then from 1988-1995 he was the head coach of the Golden State Warriors, in 1997 he was hired by the Dallas Mavericks, where he coached until 2005, in 2006 he was re-hired by the Golden State Warriors until 2010, when he was fired and replaced by Keith Smart (who was fired this past summer and replaced by Mark Jackson).
In Nelson's 29 years as a head coach he's amassed a 1335-1063 coaching record (a .557 winning percentage).
Nelson's fast paced-run n gun offense is assumably exactly what David Kahn has stated he wants in the Timberwolves new head coach, having the most wins in the history of the NBA on your resume SHOULD DEFINITELY help!
The interview will take place Sunday and Jerry Zgoda of the Star Tribune reports that the Timberwolves will interview a few more candidates following Nelson on Sunday--presumably early next week. Until then, thanks for reading and remember to check back daily for all the up-to-date TWolves news, information & updates!! GO WOLVES!