The Minnesota Timberwolves will have a very busy weekend according to the “Star Tribune” as they will interview two candidates to become the team’s next head coach on Friday and Saturday. The paper has reported that the T-Wolves will interview current Portland Trail Blazers assistant Bernie Bickerstaff on Friday. The Blazers assistant was a head coach for 13 seasons in the Association as he had stints with Seattle, Washington, Denver and the Charlotte Bobcats. He compiled a record of 445-517 during his years on the bench. It is believed that Minnesota would also want to hire his son who was recently hired as an assistant coach with the Houston Rockets were they to choose Bickerstaff. There has been speculation that the Timberwolves could name the younger Bickerstaff as associate head coach, and he would take the reins from his father in the next couple of years.
The paper is reporting that on Saturday the team will interview Rick Adelman, who was fired by the Houston Rockets at the end of this past season. Houston ended the regular campaign with a record of 43-39, but failed to make the Playoffs. Adelman also was the bench boss with Portland, Golden State and Sacramento and has a record of 945-616. The former Rockets coach is said to have a very good relationship with T-Wolves All-Star forward Kevin Love, which could entice him to take over the club.
Minnesota will also interview former Warriors head coach Don Nelson early next week. They have already had interviews with Terry Porter and Mike Woodson earlier this week. The Timberwolves fired former coach Kurt Rambis on July 12.