Timberwolves interview Terry Porter

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have interviewed Terry Porter for their head coaching vacancy.

A person with knowledge of the interview told The Associated Press that Porter interviewed on Monday. The person requested anonymity because the team was not commenting publicly on the search process.

Porter has been a head coach twice before, in Milwaukee and Phoenix. He lasted just over half a season with the Suns in the 2008-09 season before being replaced by Alvin Gentry.

Porter spent three of his 17 NBA seasons playing in Minnesota. His background as a point guard could be attractive to the Timberwolves, who are looking for someone who can help Spanish import Ricky Rubio make the transition to the NBA.

The interview was first reported by the Star Tribune of Minneapolis.