Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 Coaching Candidates Better Than Sam Mitchell

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Minnesota Timberwolves: 5 Coaching Candidates Better Than Sam Mitchell
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Sam Mitchell was the latest coach interviewed by the Minnesota Timberwolves. While Mitchell could work, I don't think he is the best candidate.

Mitchell coached the Toronto Raptors, and they weren't half bad. He won the 2006-07 NBA's Coach of the Year Award, and the Raptors won their only division title in franchise history. The Raptors raised some eyebrows when they fired him in the fall of 2008. They were off to an 8-9 start, but they weren't terrible by any means.

Essentially, Mitchell is a solid coach. He has gotten results, but there have been questions about how he well he relates to players.

Accordingly, I don't think he would fit for the Timberwolves.

Mitchell has history with the Wolves. He scored the first points in team history, and he is often credited with mentoring Kevin Garnett. Couple his history with his coaching credentials, and Mitchell has a fine resume.

However, if he can't relate to the Wolves' young players, how are they ever going to win? The Wolves need to find a coach that the players will believe in, and I have compiled a list of five guys who would be better fits for the Wolves.

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