Lorenzo Romar says Timberwolves haven’t contacted him about coaching job
Jun 24, 2011, 5:26 PM | Updated: Jun 27, 2011, 11:31 pm
By Brady Henderson
Addressing a report from earlier this week that said he was a candidate to become the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Washington’s Lorenzo Romar told The Kevin Calabro Show on Friday that he hasn’t been contacted by the team regarding the job.
Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday night that the Timberwolves were going to fire coach Kurt Rambis as soon as Friday and were considering Romar as a replacement. Since Rambis — as of Friday afternoon — was still the Timberwolves’ coach, Romar said he felt uneasy about discussing the report but suggested that he wants to quell the speculation.
“It’s really hard to talk about this because they have a coach and no one has talked to me about my interest in the job from the Timberwolves,” Romar said. “… But if I don’t comment, ‘Well, what’s he hiding? Is he really going? He’s not telling us something.’ “
He had this to say in response to Calabro’s comment that the Timberwolves job would be undesirable due to Minnesota’s brutally cold winters: “If was some place that’s really sunny in February I would have made the same decision.”
Romar, 52, is 195-102 in his nine seasons at Washington. He signed a 10-year contract extension last year that expires in 2020.