Report: Kevin Love won't be traded before a new Timberwolves coach is hired
The Minnesota Timberwolves are continuing trade talks with other teams regarding power forward Kevin Love but will not make a final decision until hiring a new head coach, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Love is reportedly pushing for a trade this offseason that would move him to a contender, but the Minnesota front office remains optimistic that they can sell the three-time All-Star on a plan for the future to remain with the team and a new coaching staff.
The Timberwolves have not made the playoffs in any of Love's six seasons with the team, but won 40 games last season, the most since his arrival.
Coach Rick Adelman retired at the end of the season, and the team came close to bringing on Minnesota native and current Memphis Grizzlies head coach Dave Joerger last month before he reconciled with owner Robert Pera and decided to return to Memphis.
Timberwolves are discussing Kevin Love trade scenarios w/ teams, but made it clear deal's unlikely until they've hired a coach. sources say.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 4, 2014
Once Wolves hire coach, they'll likely try to sell Love again on a vision and direction. For now, his stance hasn't changed: He wants out. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 4, 2014