Sidney Lowe expected to join Flip Saunders' assistant coaching staff
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After making the decision to take on the Timberwolves' head coaching duties again, Flip Saunders now must begin the process of filling out his assistant coaching staff.
One of Saunders' four assistant coaches is expected to be former Wolves coach Sidney Lowe, according to 1500ESPN.com contributor Darren Wolfson.
Lowe first joined the Wolves as an assistant in 1991 after finishing his four-year NBA playing career with one season in Minnesota. He served a year-and-half as head coach after Jimmy Rodgers was fired midway through the 1992-93 season, going 33-102 in 135 games.
Lowe has four years of experience as an assistant under Saunders, starting in 1999 with the Wolves. Following a brief stint in charge of the Grizzlies, he reunited with Saunders in 2003. Most recently, Lowe landed in Utah on the staff of former Jazz coach Tyrone Corbin (2011-2014).
Appeal of Sid Lowe: great communicator, knows defense, and works well with point guards. I do expect him to be 1 of 4 assistants. #twolves— Darren Wolfson (@DarrenWolfson) June 5, 2014
As detailed earlier Thursday on 1500ESPN.com, David Blatt, a standout coach on the international level, is thought to be the Wolves' No. 1 target for their top assistant position. However, Minnesota has strong competition. According to Wolfson, the Golden State Warriors are trying to convince Blatt to join Steve Kerr's team.