May 2, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy reacts after a turnover by his team during the fourth quarter of game three in the Eastern Conference quarterfinals of the 2012 NBA Playoffs at the Amway Center. Indiana defeated Orlando, 97-74. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Timberwolves Coaching Rumors: Stan Van Gundy not interested in coaching Minnesota


The Minnesota Timberwolves are one of four teams in the NBA currently sitting with a head coaching vacancy and they’re among three who have no clue who they want. The New York Knicks technically have an open seat but it’s being warmed for Steve Kerr, a luxury the Wolves do not have.

But while the Wolves have no clue specifically who they want to offer the job to, their list has gotten shorter thanks to potential candidates pulling their names out of the running. Stan Van Gundy is now one of those people.

According to Marc J. Spears from Yahoo! Sports, the Wolves may have showed an interest in the plumper Van Gundy brother but he has no interest in them.

It’s unlearn just how interested the Wolves were in Van Gundy but any sort of hope is now dead thanks to there being  general lack of interest from Stan Van. His brother Jeff Van Gundy remains an option but he may be more likely to stay at his excellent ESPN gig another year and see what better jobs open up in 2015.

Leet’s face it, the Wolves are intriguing for one year, then they’re a tear down. No one wants to come coach a team that will lose Kevin Love at the end of the year, they want to go to the team he will be on in 2015 and that fact may hurt the Wolves when it comes to luring in top free agent coaching talent.

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