EAST LANSING, MI (WTVB) - Would Tom Izzo consider jumping ship from college basketball at Michigan State to become head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves? Izzo’s future will be buzz in coming weeks after Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman on Monday announced his retirement after 23 years in the league. Izzo is close to Minnesota team president and former Piston’s coach Flip Saunders.
Also reportedly high on the radar screen for the Timberwolves is Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg.
Turning to the playoffs, two Western Conference series are tied up at one after Monday night's action. Memphis grabbed a 111-105 overtime victory in Oklahoma City while the Los Angeles Clippers put together their largest post-season win in franchise history with a 138-98 blowout at home over the Golden State Warriors.