Vinny Del Negro reportedly is also in the mix for the Cavaliers job. (Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)
Former Los Angeles Clippers and Chicago Bulls head coach Vinny Del Negro has emerged as a serious candidate for the vacant Minnesota Timberwolves job, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein.
According to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, Del Negro met in Cleveland with Timberwolves general manager Flip Saunders.
The team is seeking to replace Rick Adelman, who retired last month after three seasons with the team and one year remaining on his contract.
Del Negro last coached with the Clippers during the 2012-13 season. That team won 56 games, but was bounced out in the first round of the playoffs and the team decided not to renew his contract in the offseason.
In five seasons as an NBA head coach, Del Negro complied a 210-184 record with four playoff appearances.
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