Mar 15, 2014; Atlanta, GA, USA; Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan reacts against the Tennessee Volunteers during the second half in the semifinals of the SEC college basketball tournament at Georgia Dome. Florida defeated Tennessee 56-49. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Minnesota Timberwolves eyeing Billy Donovan as next head coach

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The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Monday that head coach Rick Adelman would be stepping down as head coach and retiring his position. But while he has helped the Wolves grow slightly since he came into the job, there is the need to find someone who can take the team to the next level and install a new culture in the locker room.

All of this has the Wolves getting wide eyes for a few home run candidates and they seem to be looking to the college ranks to find their new man. While we’ve heard names like Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo mentioned in the recent past, a new name has surfaced and it’s a doozy of a choice.

According to Marc Stein from ESPN, the Wolves are looking at Florida Gators head coach Billy Donovan to lead them out of the dark ages.

This isn’t the first time in the recent past that Donovan’s name has come up in connection to an NBA job. Remember that a few years ago he was hired as the Orlando Magic’s next head coach before backing out of his contract to return to Florida.

Minnesota needs a change of some sort and Donovan is an interesting if not inspired choice.

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