L.A. Times: Kurt Rambis was seen boarding a plane Wednesday morning to meet again with Minnesota Timberwolves officials, a strong sign that the Lakers assistant coach will be hired to coach the Timberwolves.

Rambis has already had a second interview with Minnesota, and the only step left is to talk with team owner Glen Taylor, who has said publicly he would be the final part in the decision-making process.

The longtime Laker has already met with new Timberwolves General Manager David Kahn. Rambis would get the nod for the position over two other candidates — TV analyst Mark Jackson and Houston Rockets assistant coach Elston Turner.

Rambis has had a busy summer. He was a finalist to be the head coach for the Sacramento Kings and was also interviewed to possibly fill the head coaching vacancy with the Philadelphia 76ers. Sacramento hired Paul Westphal and Philadelphia hired Eddie Jordan.

Rambis had serious discussions with the Kings and was offered the job, but he wanted more than a two-year contract and more money than was offered.

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  • http://www.michaelserna23.com Michael_23

    It’s been fun. Will be remember him as an assistant coach or the player who got clotheslined by Kevin McKale?

    • http://thelakersnation.com Kam Pashai

      lol He’ll always be the guy that got clotheslines by McHale.

      His situation will be similar to that of Byron Scott. A head coach for another team, but still a Laker at heart. Same applies to just about all the Lakers from the showtime era.

  • Brilliant Ngeth

    he should have been the next lakers coach.

  • http://www.michaelserna23.com Michael_23

    I’m still pushing for Byron Scott to be the next head coach for the Lakers assuming that Phil and Byron’s contract end at the end of the season.

    Should Hornets be eliminated early in the playoffs Byron should wait for the Lakers coaching spot to be vacant instead of rushing into another team so suddenly. Like he did in ’04.

    • p()()ʍ3ןƃu¡

      yes sir

  • Sean All Ivy

    Does this mean B-Shaw as the next Laker Head Coach?

  • xtro

    Don’t do it Kurt. Stay in the light.

  • ed

    if he gets it, congrats to him. he deserves it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=765475173 Ryan Eusebio

    Yeah if he gets its, im proud of him. He deserves it.

  • WatWudChickSay? (WWCS)

    I understand the need to strike while the iron is hot, and following an NBA championship, this is the time for Kurt to get a Head Coach job.

    Still, talk about Mission Impossible: cold, small, and not inconsiderable income taxes is not the formula that top quality NBA talent is looking for when choosing a team.

  • lainok

    I am calling this prediction out right now. Phil will leave after this year, win or lose. After another dissappointing season with the hornets, Byron Scott will become the Lakers Head Coach for the 2010-2011 season. And they’ll win the championship again.

  • http://violetkanian.com Vee

    don’t leave us kurt :(

  • http://www.vidaguerrasbutt.com/vida-guerra-playboy-picture-a_17.html#pic daboss1849

    They can have him. We want Scott when Phil retires

    • Tim

      phantom is that you?^

      • http://www.vidaguerrasbutt.com/vida-guerra-playboy-picture-a_17.html#pic daboss1849

        yes it is

  • as1084

    this site is so cluttered! why is this same article posted in the different sections on the same page?!

  • Jordan

    Im thrilled about this. Jim Cleamons should be the next head coach of the Lakers, I said this the first time Phil left. Jim has been with Phil and Tex for years now, run the same system and keep it familiar for the dynasty that is on the horizon. Kurt had his shot and I know it was a tough season for the Lakers with the Rodman signing and the shortened season, but I just dont think he demands the respect of the players. With Jim being so closely net to Phil and Tex, he is the prime man in my mind.