Ex-player Sam Mitchell close to joining Timberwolves’ coaching staff


sam-mitchellBefore Flip Saunders decided to step out of the front office and onto the sidelines to once again become the head coach of the Timberwolves, Sam Mitchell was a strong candidate to be hired for the position, NBCSports reports.

Mitchell may still end up in that role at some point, and apparently is solidifying his chances by accepting a job as an assistant under Saunders.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Mitchell is finalizing an agreement today to join Flip Saunders coaching staff in Minnesota, a league source told Yahoo.

Mitchell coached the Toronto Raptors for four full seasons and won coach of the year in 2007, before being replaced early in the 2008-09 season.

Mitchell played 13 seasons in the NBA, for Indiana Pacers and Minnesota. He played 10 of his 13 NBA seasons with the Timberwolves. Mitchell played a total of 994 games (started 322) in the NBA, holding career averages of 8.7 ppg, 3.7 rpg in 22.4 mpg.



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