As the lockout continues, Kahn isn’t putting a halt to his work. According to Pro Basketball Talk, the Wolves officially interviewed their first candidate for their newly opened head coaching position.
Former Timberwolves player and former Milwaukee and Portland head coach Terry Porter today is the first candidate to formally interview for the team’s head-coaching job, according to league sources.
(Wolves GM) David Kahn has made background research calls and talked by phone to at least one other candidate — Don Nelson — but Porter is the first to come to town to interview with Kahn and likely owner Glen Taylor.
At least the first official candidate isn’t a joke. That shows that Kahn and Taylor are serious about bringing in a consummate professional for the job. As for Porter actually fitting in or not, the former T-Wolves guard would be a good fit, in my opinion. He’s been known to run at a higher tempo and he’s highly respectable in the league. Only problem is his teams in the past have never played great defense and his record as a head coach isn’t anything to drool over.
Although he may not be nearly as qualified, or even as glamorous because of his name, as Don Nelson, fans should be content with the fact that Porter is a candidate. He’s a good, good man.