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AP Source: Wolves interview Bickerstaff

- Associated Press - Friday, July 22, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Portland assistant Bernie Bickerstaff interviewed with the Minnesota Timberwolves on Friday and former Houston coach Rick Adelman was scheduled to come in Saturday as the team searches for a new coach.

A person with knowledge of the process told The Associated Press on Friday about the interviews. The person requested anonymity because the team is not commenting publicly on its coaching search.

Bickerstaff is the father of former Timberwolves assistant J.B. Bickerstaff. Wolves President David Kahn is considering hiring Bernie Bickerstaff and grooming J.B. as his successor.

Adelman was replaced in Houston by former Wolves executive and coach Kevin McHale. He has a .605 winning percentage in 20 seasons with Portland, Golden State, Sacramento and Houston.

The Star Tribune first reported Adelman's interview.

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