By Dan Devine

After six weeks of searching for a replacement for the great Rick Adelman, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders has found his man. And all he had to do was look in the mirror.

Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press reported Thursday morning that Saunders, 59, will come down from the front office to take over as the Wolves’ head coach, a job he held from 1995 through 2005.

“I’m a little surprised he’s stepping back in and coaching, but it’s a pleasant surprise,” Wolves swingman Corey Brewer, whom Saunders signed last summer, said Thursday to Zgoda. “He built the team so why not coach?”

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