Reggie Theus and Bill Lambier Hired as Minnesota Timberwolves Assistant Coaches

Timber WolfAnalyst IIAugust 30, 2009

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 19:  Head coach Reggie Theus of the Sacramento Kings calls a play against the New Orleans Hornets at the New Orleans Arena on November 19, 2008 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Kings defeated the Hornets 105-96.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

Kurt Rambis has taken a creative approach in hiring former Sacramento Kings coach Reggie Theus and WNBA head coach Bill Lambier.

In my own personal opinion, this is a major upgrade for the Timberwolves' coaching staff.

Theus had moderate success in Sacramento, posting a 44-62 record before being fired.

Although Lambier has never coached "men," he did lead the Detroit Shock to three WNBA titles. And regardless of the gender, Minnesota now have someone that has a championship mentality.

The Timberwolves' coaching staff has almost always been a joke. Outside of some bright spots here and thereFlip Saunders and Kevin McHalethe Wolves have been ridiculed with dark spots like Randy Wittman.

Now with a very respectable coaching staff, and their point guards of the future in place with Jonny Flynn and possibly Ricky Rubio, one could conclude that players will be more reluctant to play Minnesota.

How many times do you hear a point guard wanting to play for a head coach like Mike D'Antoni?

What player wouldn't want to play with the likes of a great point guard that can make them look better?

Maybe Sacramento Kings player Kevin Martin would like to play for Minnesota now? Just a thought.

What do you think?