Reports: Sam Mitchell, Sidney Lowe to join Flip Saunders' staff
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Former Toronto Raptors head coach Sam Mitchell will join Flip Saunders in Minnesota, per Adrian Wojnarowski from Yahoo Sports.
Sam Mitchell is finalizing an agreement today to join Flip Saunders coaching staff in Minnesota, league source tells Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 12, 2014
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.
Expect Sidney Lowe To join Wolves staff today. Sam Mitchell is also in the works as well, As @WojYahooNBA Reported— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) June 12, 2014