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Would You Want This Man to Coach the Wolves? (with poll!)


Here's his resume:

He has been a college and professional basketball coach since 1975. He has won over 1,000 professional games in the ABA and the NBA and is the only coach in NBA history to lead eight different teams to the playoffs. He is also the only person ever to coach two NBA franchises in the same season (San Antonio Spurs and Los Angeles Clippers during the 1992–93 NBA season[1]). He is 1,275–965 in his career. He is also the only coach in history to win both an NCAA National Championship (Kansas 1988) and an NBA Championship (Detroit 2004).

He was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame as a coach on September 27, 2002 and is widely considered one of the greatest coaches in basketball history.

His name is Larry Brown. He will (hopefully!) turn 71 this fall, but he's apparently still interested in working, as he publicly expressed interest in the Penn State(!) coaching job:

According to David Jones of The Patriot News, Penn State athletic director Tim Curley spoke to none other than former Philadelphia 76ers coach Larry Brown about the university's open head coaching position, but surprisingly, didn't seem interested in the basketball hall of famer.

“I'd be interested [in Penn State],” Brown said to the Patriot News on Friday. “But I don't really feel like there's much interest [from Curley] in me.”

If Brown were interested in the Wolves' job it would obviously not be a long term solution. But then again the average tenure of an NBA coach with a particular team is a little over three years, and more than two-thirds of NBA coaches haven't been able to stay on the job for even that short length of time. The Timberwolves have changed coaches on average every two years or so over their two-decade history, so having Brown for this season and next (along with a young assistant as the coach-in-waiting) could be a viable way to transition the team from Rambis to the next victim guy.

Obviously we all want Jerry Sloan/Jeff van Gundy/Adolph Rupp, but none of those guys are walking through that door (points in what he thinks is the direction of the entrance to Target Center).

So, if you had to choose between keeping Rambis and hiring Larry Brown, whom would you choose?

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