Skip to main content

Report: Wolves intrigued by Izzo, Hoiberg, Van Gundy


Rick Adelman hasn't announced whether he'll return next season or retire, but all signs point to his coaching career coming to an end.

Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune reported on Thursday there is "zero" chance Adelman is back next season.

Assuming Adelman isn't back, where will the Wolves look for a new head coach?

According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, Minnesota's ideal candidates include a pair of college coaches and one former, successful NBA coach.

Assuming Rick Adelman leaves, a source said Minnesota's coaching wish list includes Tom Izzo, Fred Hoiberg and Stan Van Gundy.

Izzo is good friends with Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders, but the price tag to lure Izzo away from East Lansing is likely very high. Hoiberg previously coached in the Wolves' front office, but he was just given a $600,000 raise at Iowa State.

Van Gundy has eight seasons of NBA head coaching experience. He coached the Miami Heat from 2003-2006 and the Magic from 2007-2012. His career record of 371-208 is bolstered by five seasons of 50+ wins.

Adelman's potential exit is meaningful on more than the coaching level. Pro Basketball Talk's Dan Feldman wrote that Minnesota's new head coach will have to be someone Kevin Love likes if the Wolves have any hope of re-signing the All-Star power forward.

The Adelman watch is on, but as of today he's still the head coach.

Next Up

south lake minnetonka police department

25-year-old arrested after multi-city police chase in western suburbs

Police were called for a welfare check but learned it was a domestic violence incident.

Screen Shot 2021-12-02 at 8.34.54 AM

After getting COVID, Harrison Smith still not considering vaccine

The Vikings safety says he doesn't plan on getting vaccinated.


First omicron variant COVID case detected in MN

The individual is an adult male who lives in Hennepin County and had recently traveled.

wright county Sheriff Sean Deringer

Minnesota sheriff bashes MPD, 'disgusted' by officers' actions

The sheriff said he will no longer defend the Minneapolis Police Department.

Screen Shot 2021-12-02 at 7.59.52 AM

More than 2 years after announcing, Duck Donuts finally opens at MOA

The grand opening of the new location took place Wednesday.

unsplash - school girl students

St. Paul is closing 6 schools amid declining enrollment

The board revised the plan after the school communities voiced concerns.

Karl-Anthony Towns

X-rays negative after Karl-Anthony Towns takes scary fall

Towns crashed hard to the ground late in the game Wednesday night.

Minneapolis police

2 more homicides push Minneapolis closer to record set in 1995

The deadly shootings happened on the city's North Side Wednesday night.

Karl-Anthony Towns

KAT sets a franchise record, leaves early in loss to Wizards

Towns fell on his back in the final minutes of a loss in Washington.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Man shot by police in Forest Lake dies from injuries

It was one of two police shootings in the Twin Cities on the same day, both of which proved fatal.

Dylan Bundy

Report: Twins agree to deal with Dylan Bundy

The Twins signed the right-hander with a lockout imminent.