Minnesota Timberwolves to Interview Larry Brown: Good Move or Bad?

Ryan SimonCorrespondent IIJuly 25, 2011

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Larry Brown isn't exactly the coach the Minnesota Timberwolves should be looking at. He's scheduled to have an interview with the team, but is he really what they need?

I don't think so.

Larry Brown doesn't like rookies. In fact, he's known for sitting them. The Timberwolves just added Ricky Rubio and Derrick Williams to their roster. Should they be on the bench? For the start of the season, perhaps. However, it's obvious the Timberwolves brought them in to eventually start. 

Even if Brown does start them, is he really the coach of the future? His accolades speak for themselves. He's an NBA champion and he's been in the league 27 years. To top it off, he's already in the hall of fame.

However, the Timberwolves should take a pass. A 71-year-old coach is just not what they need right now. The Timberwolves need a young coach they can lock up long-term that can relate to this young roster and steer them in the right direction for the future. 

Larry Brown could come in for a year or two and most likely help a championship contending team win a ring. Are the Timberwolves a championship contending team? With 17 wins last year, I think the answer is fairly obvious. 

Kurt Rambis did have one of the worst records for an NBA coach that I've ever seen (32-132,) but it's not entirely his fault. There's only so much a coach can do with his roster. Phil Jackson, or Red Auerbach weren't winning any rings with this Timberwolves team either. Would they have done better than Rambis? Definitely.

But that doesn't matter.

The Timberwolves need to look at the big picture, and think of the best coach for the future.

Sorry to break it to you Minnesota, but Larry Brown is not that coach.