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Updated: July 18th, 2011 1:43pm
Report: Former Wolves guard Terry Porter interviews for coaching job

Report: Former Wolves guard Terry Porter interviews for coaching job

by Tom Pelissero
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The first person to formally interview for the Minnesota Timberwolves' head-coaching vacancy is a familiar face.

Terry Porter, who played three seasons with the Wolves from 1995 to '98, was in the midst of an interview on Monday, the Star Tribune reported.

A Milwaukee native, Porter played 17 seasons with four NBA teams before retiring after the 2001-02 season. He spent two seasons as head coach of his hometown Bucks (2003 to '05) and part of 2008-09 coaching the Phoenix Suns, compiling a 99-116 record overall (.460).

The Wolves also have reached out by phone to the winningest coach in NBA history, Don Nelson, who has publicly expressed interest in the job. But Porter is the first candidate known to travel to the Twin Cities for an interview since the Wolves fired Kurt Rambis last week.

Porter, 48, spent last season as a color analyst for his longtime team, the Portland Trail Blazers.

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