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Associated Press, Published August 10 2009

Timberwolves pick Kurt Rambis as new coach

MINNEAPOLIS – Kurt Rambis has reached an agreement to become the new head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

The team said terms would not be disclosed, but scheduled a news conference for later today. Rambis is scheduled to be introduced as coach on Tuesday.

The 51-year-old Rambis has been an assistant with the Los Angeles Lakers for most of the past seven seasons. He won four titles as a player with the Lakers in the 1980s and two more as an assistant coach, the last coming last season when he served as the defensive coordinator to help the team defeat Orlando in the NBA Finals.

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