Lawrence Frank will not be considered for the Minnesota Timberwolves vacant head coaching position, according to SI’s Chris Mannix.
“Celtics assistant Lawrence Frank not in the mix for the Timberwolves job, sources say,” Mannix tweeted.
What is Frank, 5 foot nothing? With a bald spot, tenacity to burn, and not a speck of athletic ability? Never mind that Frank never made his high school team and played for a local Jewish Community Center rec league instead—I’m surprised Kahn isn’t interested in signing Frank as Minnesota’s 6th-string point guard rather than the team’s head coach.
All jokes aside, I’m excited to see who the Timberwolves pick as their coach. The way the organization treated Kurt Rambis—deciding to fire him, then keeping him in limbo for a month—will surely (and rightfully) turn off some potential candidates. So will Kahn’s occasionally-wacky personnel decisions and oft-nutty public comments (for example: calling Darko Milicic a manna from heaven). But the Wolves have a young nucleus that should make the team interesting for years to come.
I’m not saying Minnesota will contend next season, or the year after that. But if you aren’t excited to watch Ricky Rubio throw no-look alley-oops to Derrick Williams while Kevin Love boxes out thirteen men at once and Michael Beasley does whatever Michael Beasley does, you hold an off-putting dislike of basketball and quirky experiments.
Anyway, Lawrence Frank is getting closer to returning as Doc Rivers’ lead assistant. You know, if the lockout ever ends.