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AP: Timberwolves talking with Mark Jackson about head coaching job

Mark Jackson

FILE - In this Monday, April 21, 2014, file photo, Golden State Warriors head coach Mark Jackson directs his team during the second half in Game 2 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series in Los Angeles. The Warriors fired Jackson on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Jackson’s three seasons with the Warriors will be remembered for the way he helped turn a perennially losing franchise into a consistent winner and the bold and bombastic way in which he did it. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson, File0

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the search tells The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves plan to interview Mark Jackson for their coaching vacancy.

The person says Jackson will interview with the team Wednesday, days after the Wolves completed interviews with former Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau and Jeff Van Gundy, a former Knicks coach who is now with ESPN. The person spoke Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the team has not publicly disclosed specifics of its search.

Jackson has not coached in the NBA since he was fired by the Golden State Warriors in 2014 after three seasons and a 121-109 record that included two trips to the playoffs.

Minnesota chose not to retain interim coach Sam Mitchell, who filled in last season after the death of Flip Saunders in October.