MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Flip Saunders is a former coach himself, so he knows how coveted a head coaching job in the NBA can be.
The Timberwolves' president of basketball operations may also soon find out how difficult filling an opening can be as well.
Saunders started the search for a new coach in earnest on Tuesday, one day after Rick Adelman announced his retirement. It's a move that has been expected for some time, and Saunders has no doubt been kicking around possibilities. As a former coach, and a well-respected basketball mind, Saunders has a vast reservoir of contacts in the coaching fraternity, contacts that he will need to tap during a delicate search for a new leader.