July 25, 2011
Legendary coach Larry Brown may have a serious interest in becoming an assistant coach with the Boston Celtics when Lawrence Frank leaves the team to run the show with the Detroit Pistons, as Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports, but he also is the target of another team: the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that the Timberwolves would like to interview Brown and one or two others for the head-coaching position that's been open since the team fired Kurt Rambis. Don Nelson and Rick Adelman were reportedly interviewed over the weekend.
Others reportedly on Minnesota's list are Terry Porter, Mike Woodson and Bernie Bickerstaff.
Wojnarowski's sources told him that even though Brown and Celtics head coach Doc Rivers have a good relationship, Rivers "is inclined to promote a well-regarded young assistant on his staff -- Mike Longabardi," but Rivers hasn't eliminated the idea of hiring Brown.