With all the buzz surrounding the NBA Draft, Minnesota has been left on the sidelines.
But with that could change with a new deal for the team’s president and general manager.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have a deal in place to keep head coach Sam Mitchell and the team has made it clear that they won’t go anywhere until they’re done with the process.
Mitchell and his wife are due to leave the organization on July 7 and the NBA has announced that the Timberwolves will give them a six-year extension.
Mitchell will have an option on his deal, and that will likely include a new contract extension, sources told ESPN.
Mitchel has been on the short end of a lot of rumors during his time as head coach of the Timberwolves.
But now, with a lot less pressure and a new head coach on the horizon, he’s the one getting the last word.
“The last thing I would want to do is make another bad decision,” Mitchell said in June.
“I’ve just got to make sure I’m doing what’s best for my family.
I’ve had a good relationship with Sam and his family, and I’m not going to jeopardize that.”
In the meantime, the Minnesota Timberwolves will have to decide whether to let Mitchell walk, and if so, which team would be the next team to take him on.