Pros and Cons of Flip Saunders Coaching Minnesota Timberwolves

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Pros and Cons of Flip Saunders Coaching Minnesota Timberwolves
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Minnesota Timberwolves team president and part-owner Flip Saunders searched all across the basketball world for his next coach.

One long look in the mirror later, though, and Flip Saunders found his man—Flip Saunders.

As first reported by Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press, and later confirmed by ESPN.com's Marc Stein, the old Timberwolves coach decided he should be the new Timberwolves coach as well.

That decision only came after first exhausting a number of other options. As Stein noted, Saunders' lengthy search involved names like Tom Izzo, Billy Donovan, Fred Hoiberg, Dave Joerger and Lionel Hollins, but the uncertain future of superstar Kevin Love greatly impacted the position's appeal.

So, Saunders settled on himself, the winningest, longest-tenured coach in franchise history.

The move has its perks, but a few drawbacks too. Here's a look at what there is to like about Saunders' return to the sideline and what's potentially problematic with the decision.

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