It’s been long rumored that Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders would be returning to the world o coaching and specifically to the bench of the Minnesota Timberwolves. Saunders coached the Wolves during their rise to power in the Kevin Garnett days but returned this year to help run the front office after David Kahn was asked to take a hike.
Now that Rick Adelman has decided to retire from coaching, Saunders appears to be at the top of the list when it comes to potential candidates who will step in and lead the team in the future. According to Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press, Saunders isn’t naming himself head coach but he’s also not ruling out his return to the hardwood.
If Saunders returns as the Wolves head coach, it won’t be a move that everyone loves but it could be the safest. He know the Wolves and he knows how to win but the roster needs to be constructed in a manner that allows it to be successful and right now not many could win with what Minnesota has.
Saunders isn’t a home run candidate but he’s the guy in charge of finding a new head coach and if he thinks he’s the best candidate, Flip Saunders may very well hire Flip Saunders.