Remember how at the press conference announcing Flip Saunders as the head coach, one of the reasons Glen Taylor gave for making the move was so that they could get the best possible assistants before they committed elsewhere?
Yeah. The Wolves announced the hiring of Sidney Lowe as an assistant coach. Lowe played for the Wolves in their first season, and was later an assistant for Flip here and in Detroit. Most recently, he was on Tyrone Corbin's staff in Utah; Corbin was relieved of his duties at the end of the 2014 season.
Here's partial text of the team's release:
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced Sidney Lowe as an assistant coach on head coach Flip Saunders staff. This will be Lowe's fourth time coaching alongside Saunders, previously serving as an assistant under him in Minnesota both from 1999-2000 and 2003-05, and in Detroit from 2005-06. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not announced.
"We are excited to add Sid Lowe to our coaching staff," said head coach Flip Saunders. "I have great respect for Sid. He has a great basketball mind and an extensive coaching background as a head and assistant coach in both the NBA and collegiate levels, which will be extremely valuable on our staff. Sid relates well with players and will play an important role in the development of talent on our roster."
Will there be even on coach on the staff who isn't a member of the club? Stay tuned.