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Former Timberwolves coach Sam Mitchell said he’s interested in the Gophers basketball coaching job, calling the program a “hidden gem” in the Big Ten. Mitchell, who was the Wolves interim coach in 2015-16, believes he could take advantage of the strong high school talent in Minnesota and recruit nationally to help the program take the next step.
Mitchell noticed then the Gophers were also a big basketball draw in town in the 1990s. “When I was playing with the Timberwolves, every kid wanted to play at the University of Minnesota,” Mitchell said. “That was their dream. I think it’s an unbelievable recruiting base. You can lock down the state of Minnesota if you let these kids know we’re going to build a national power.”
Tim Reynolds: Amid talk of Sam Mitchell and coaching the new G League unnamed elite program, there’s no deal yet. He’s in the race (may even be ahead), but the G is still looking at other people as potential hires for that role.
Although the partnership with the Mamba Sports Academy is not official with other venues still being considered, the committed prep stars and the those still deliberating joining the G League are of the mindset that they will be training at the academy for the 2020-21 season, sources said. Former NBA head coaches Sam Mitchell and David Fizdale are in the running to be the Select Team’s head coach, sources said.
Emiliano Carchia: Former NBA Coach of the Year Sam Mitchell is the front runner to become the head coach of the new G League team in Southern California that will be headlined by five-star prospect Jalen Green, a source told @sportando
John Karalis: Awesome KG story about his first game against his favorite player Chris Webber. CWebb shot a jump hook on him & he just watched in awe. Says Sam Mitchell straight up “slapped the fan out of me” & yelled at him for admiring Webber in the game