New Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas has intentions to interview Miami Heat assistant Juwan Howard and Portland Trail Blazers assistant David Vanterpool for the team’s head-coaching position, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Rosas will also interview Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic.
One more name to add to the list of those being interviewed during the Timberwolves head coaching search: Milwaukee Bucks assistant Darvin Ham, league sources tell @TheAthleticMIN (apologies on the correction)
— Jon Krawczynski (@JonKrawczynski) May 14, 2019
Marc Stein of the New York Times reports the team will also talk with New Orleans Pelicans assistant Chris Finch this week.
The Timberwolves have secured permission to interview New Orleans Pelicans assistant Chris Finch for their coaching vacancy, according to league sources. Finch and new Wolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas worked together in Houston
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) May 14, 2019
Interim coach Ryan Saunders will continue to be a solid candidate in the team’s search, though Rosas intends to speak with outside candidates before coming to a decision in regard to the head-coaching position, the report states.
Howard interviewed for the vacancies with the Los Angeles Lakers and Cleveland Cavaliers, which were filled by Frank Vogel and John Beilein, respectively, and is expected to meet with Rosas at the NBA’s draft combine in Chicago.
Vanterpool interviewed for the openings with the Phoenix Suns (the job eventually went to Philadelphia 76ers assistant Monty Williams) and Cleveland recently and he is expected to sit down with Rosas later this week.
Saunders took over the Timberwolves when Tom Thibodeau was fired at midseason and built a strong rapport with the team’s All-Star big man, Karl-Anthony Towns.