Woodson is also a candidate for the Detroit Pistons and his defensive mindset would seem to be a much better fit there than in Minnesota, where Kahn has said he wants a coach with an “up-tempo DNA.”
Woodson does have experience with rebuilding projects, having helped the Atlanta Hawks rise from the bottom of the Eastern Conference to become a playoff team before he was replaced by Larry Drew.
Here’s the unfortunate part:
The Timberwolves laid off at least 11 business side employees on Tuesday, many of them in the sales department, as the effects of the NBA lockout start to sink in across the league.
A person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press of the moves. The person requested anonymity because the Timberwolves are not discussing personnel matters. So far, the basketball side of the operations have been spared, with president of basketball operations David Kahn bringing in Mike Woodson on Tuesday to interview for the head coaching opening.