With the exception of spending one bad season as the head coach of the New York Knicks; Larry Brown has had a whole lot of success as a bench boss in the NBA. His incredible teaching skills have helped him lead the Detroit Pistons to an NBA Title and he took the Charlotte Bobcats to the Playoffs, the only time the club has made the Post Season in their history. Could he possibly return the Minnesota Timberwolves to respectability after the club has languished in the basement of the NBA for the last few years? According to the”Star Tribune” that could soon become a viable question as the paper is reporting that Brown will become the sixth candidate the T-Wolves interview in their search to find a replacement for former head coach Kurt Rambis.
Apparently Brown and Minnesota Team President David Kahn have known each other for a number of years as Kahn was a reporter for the student newspaper when Brown coached at UCLA. The competitive juices are still running strong in the 70-year-old long time bench boss who parted ways this past season with the Bobcats in the midst of the campaign and was replaced by Paul Silas. Brown is known as a proud and sensitive man; qualities that may have caused him to leave a number of jobs over the years in the NBA. Although the T-Wolves have a lot of young talent on their roster it remains to be seen whether Brown could get along with Kahn and Minnesota Team Owner Glen Taylor.
The Timberwolves have already interviewed Terry Porter, Mike Woodson, Rick Adelman, Bernie Bickerstaff and Don Nelson in their quest to find a coach to lead them out of the bottom of the Western Division. The team that enjoyed success during the days when Kevin Garnett played for them and Flip Saunders was their head coach have not had a good season in many years; a situation they hope to rectify with their next bench boss.