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Mike Woodson to interview today

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Former Atlanta coach Mike Woodson is next on the Timberwolves' list interview list, meeting today with David Kahn and owner Glen Taylor in town. Woodson and former New Jersey coach Lawrence Frank are finalists for the Detroit job, but while the Pistons are on a hiring pace that soon could be approaching Kahn's firing pace. So while he waits for the Pistons to decide, Woodson flew into town last night -- the Detroit Free Press first reported his date here today -- and will follow Terry Porter on Monday as the next candidate to interview for a job that opened when Kahn finally fired Rambis last week. Even though he doesn't have fast-break basketball seeping from his bones, he's probably the most legitimate candidate as far as his track record, his age (53) and the ability to grow with a young team of the known candidates so far. The other factor: Is Woodson just using this interview as leverage to get the Pistons to finally choose a coach and choose him? Probably. From Jerry Zgoda

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