Report: Wolves among a few NBA teams to reach out to Fred Hoiberg about coaching

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have reportedly reached out to one of their former players about becoming the next head coach of the organization.

According to a series of Tweets from WHO TV's Keith Murphy in Des Moines, Iowa, the Wolves are amongst a few NBA teams trying to convince Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg to make the jump to the NBA.

Hoiberg, who played for the Timberwolves from 2003 to 2005, certainly has a connection to the organization. After a heart condition cut his playing career short and forced him to retire after the 2005 season, he joined the Wolves front office.

Chicago is also thought to be in hot pursuit of Hoiberg, who led the Cyclones to the Big 12 Conference Tournament Championship this past season.

The Bulls haven't officially made a coaching change yet, but it's believed they maybe looking to trade or fire head coach Tom Thibodeau, to hire Hoiberg. Hoiberg also played for the Bulls from 1999-2003.

But Minnesota also has an ace or two up their sleeve. Returning to the Timberwolves would mean working with one of the best young talents in the league in Andrew Wiggins and if the Wolves land a top pick in Tuesday night's draft lottery it could make them an even more appealing destination.

Hoiberg has been coaching at his alma-mater since 2010.

The Lincoln, Nebraska, native has been recovering this offseason after undergoing heart surgery at Rochester's Mayo Clinic.

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