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Updated: June 12th, 2014 12:29pm
Reports: Sam Mitchell, Sidney Lowe to join Flip Saunders' staff

Reports: Sam Mitchell, Sidney Lowe to join Flip Saunders' staff

by Andrew Krammer
1500ESPN.com
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Former Toronto Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell will join Flip Saunders in Minnesota, per Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports. 


Saunders, the team's president of basketball operations, made the announcement last week that he will move down from the front office to coach the Timberwolves. It would've been difficult to lure a new head coach from the outside as the team's star, Kevin Love, has become increasingly vocal about wanting to leave.

Mitchell played for Saunders from 1995 to 2002 during Saunders' first stint coaching the Timberwolves.

One of Saunders' former assistants in Minnesota, Sidney Lowe, will also reportedly join the staff, per Jon Krawczynski. Lowe also coached the Timberwolves from 1993 to 1994 as an interim. 


Andrew Krammer covers the Minnesota Vikings for 1500ESPN.com. He previously covered the Gophers men's basketball team for the Minnesota Daily.
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