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Updated: June 17th, 2014 3:55pm
Wolves name former player Sam Mitchell to coaching staff

Wolves name former player Sam Mitchell to coaching staff

by Derek Wetmore
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The Timberwolves have added another assistant to Flip Saunders' coaching staff. And just like Sidney Lowe, the new guy has a familiar face. 

Mitchell played for the Wolves for 10 seasons, and also played three seasons with the Pacers in between stops with Minnesota. 

Most recently, Mitchell was an assistant with the then-New Jersey Nets in 2010-11. He won Coach of the Year with the Raptors in 2006-07.

"As a player, Sam was always one of our more vocal leaders in the locker room and was a great influence on our team," Saunders said in a statement. "Additionally his coaching experience, both as an assistant and as a head coach in Toronto, will make Sam a valuable member of our coaching staff."

Mitchell's hiring comes four days after Lowe was the first to be officially named to Saunders' coaching staff.

Saunders' son Ryan, who attended a Wolves pre-draft workout on Friday, is also expected to join Minnesota as an assistant.

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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