Report: Florida's Billy Donovan has emerged as Wolves coaching target
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Even before Rick Adelman announced his retired from coaching, names of potential successors were rumored.
Wolves reporter Nate Sandell wrote a speculative piece about 5 coaches who may be considered.
Sandell included Michigan State's Tom Izzo and Iowa State's Fred Hoiberg.
Now, it appears another big-name college coach has been added to the discussion: Bill Donovan.
ESPN's Marc Stein tweeted Monday that Donovan interests the Wolves and "has emerged as a new target."
Been discussing Izzo/Hoiberg for some time as candidates to replace Adelman, but here's a new name I'm told interests Wolves: Billy Donovan— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 21, 2014
Wolves vowing comprehensive search to find coach who can help them persuade Kevin Love to stay. Donovan, I'm told, has emerged as new target— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 21, 2014
Saunders, wanting to avoid an absolute timeline, said it's no guarantee the team will have its head coach in place by the NBA Draft. That would be surprising, but it's a clue that this could potentially be a lengthy search. Saunders also said Monday some candidates the Wolves will consider may be on coaching staffs currently working in the NBA playoffs.
Wolves fans, who is your dream candidate for the next Wolves head coach?