NBA News: Vinny Del Negro Emerges Favorite To Take Wolves Head Coaching Job
By Lou Ramon Aguila | May 30, 2014 1:15 PM EST
Former Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro has become a serious candidate to become the next head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, a source close to situation reported on Thursday.
Del Negro, who was relieved by the Clippers from his coaching duty after a first-round exit about a year ago, could make a return on the NBA sideline as a bench tactician for the Timberwolves. The Wolves are looking for coach who can lead them back to the playoffs after Rick Adelman failed to bring the team to greater heights in three seasons.
"Sources told ESPN.com on Thursday that Del Negro, who is also being considered for the Cleveland Cavaliers' job, was spotted last week interviewing with Wolves president and part-owner Flip Saunders and is firmly in the mix for the post after the collapse of Minnesota's talks with Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger," ESPN reported.
Aside from Del Negro and Dave Joerger, the Wolves also expressed interest in former Wolves forward Sam Mitchell, Memphis Grizzlies head coach Lionel Hollins, Bucks head coach Scott Skiles, while former Denver Nuggets coach George Karl is also interested to assume the role.
"The Wolves, in addition to Joerger, Del Negro and Mitchell, are known to have interviewed former NBA head coaches Lionel Hollins and Scott Skiles. ESPN analyst George Karl has also publicly expressed interest in the job," ESPN reported on Tuesday.
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- 2014 MLB World Series Game 1: San Francisco Giants 7, Kansas City Royals 1 [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MLB World Series - Game 2: Kansas City Royals 7, San Francisco Giants 2 [PHOTOS]
- NFL Thursday Recap - Denver Broncos 35, San Diego Chargers 21: Peyton Manning Has 3 TDs In Easy Win [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MLB World Series Game 3: Kansas City Royals 3, San Francisco Giants 2 [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- Rafael Nadal On Roger Federer: ‘He’s A Good Person, A Fantastic Player And A Great Man On Court’
- Jeremy Lin’s Big Break: Steve Nash Out For The Season For The Los Angeles Lakers
- NBA News: Teammate Stresses Jeremy Lin's Importance To The Lakers
- Manny Pacquiao Is Better Than Floyd Mayweather Jr. In Basketball Claims Freddie Roach
- Chelsea FC: Mourinho Hints Cesc Fabregas Could Succeed John Terry As Club Captain
- Xiaomi Redmi 1S vs. Sharp Aquos Crystal – Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Boy Stoned To Death For Alleged Rape, Victim Receives Dowry From Militants
- Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo Leaked Live Images Surfaces, Scheduled To Get Unveiled On Oct 28
- Update HTC One M7 with LG G2 with Android 4.4.2 as Sprint OTA: Fixes and Installation
- Russia is Creating Underwater Combat Robots to Protect its Arctic Territories
- ‘Lone Wolf’ Attack on Canada Parliament Hill Could be ISIS-Related
- U.S. Targets Buyers of ISIS Oil, Threatens Sanctions