Bleacher report on team's search for their "alpha wolf"...Casey a rumored early fave for Clippers job
From Matthew Hayden/Bleacher Report: Minnesota Timberwolves Will Find Their Alpha Wolf
From Frank Isola/New York Daily News: Former New York Knicks' coaching candidate Mark Jackson hopes to land job this offseason
Last year, Jackson interviewed for the Minnesota Timberwolves coaching vacancy and finished runner-up again, this time to Kurt Rambis, a Lakers assistant with limited head coaching experience. And judging by the way things turned out with Minnesota, the league's second worst team behind New Jersey, you might say that Jackson's timing was perfect.
Now, Jackson is hoping his timing is perfect again. There will be a number of coaching vacancies this offseason and Jackson figures to emerge as a candidate for some, including the Clippers' job. Charlotte's Larry Brown has been mentioned as a possible candidate in Los Angeles and it is being reported that Dallas Mavericks assistant coach Dwayne Casey is an early favorite.
From Sid Hartman:
Kansas Jayhawks center Cole Aldrich of Bloomington Jefferson has selected Excel Sports Management president Jeff Schwartz to represent him in the upcoming NBA draft. The agency also represents Aldrich's friend, Kevin Love of the Timberwolves. One mock draft projects Aldrich being selected 11th by New Orleans. That is five spots ahead (No. 16) of the Wolves' second of three first-round selections. They also have a lottery choice and No. 23.