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…to the bench. The Star Tribune is reporting that former Detroit Piston and coach of the WNBA’s Detroit Shock Bill Laimbeer along with former Sacramento Kings player and coach Reggie Theus will be joining Kurt Rambis’ staff as assistant coaches. Also joining the staff is Boston assistant general manager Dave Wohl who is said to be Rambis’ #1 assistant.
I’m excited about the signings here as I wasn’t expecting so much experience to be added to Rambis’ staff but Laimbeer was talked about as a legitimate head coaching candidate in the NBA and Theus and Wohl both bring previous experience so this looks to me to be a great staff to lead the Timberwolves. Kahn has said numerous times that he wants to build an organization that leads the league in player development and this staff sure looks like it could lead the way. Laimbeer and Theus both with their good playing resumes should help considerably to achieve Kahn’s goal. (Did you know Theus is the only player besides Magic that is taller than 6’6″ to tally over 750 assists in a season?)
***Also be sure to check out the great ESPN piece on Laimbeer on the video player to the right. Currently it’s the third one on the menu but scroll to page 2 if it gets bumped down.