Rambis watch (Thursday edition)

No real update to speak of, but an Associated Press story out of the Twin Cities puts things in perspective. Here are a few selected lines from the story, which updates the Minnesota Timberwolves’ coaching search: “Two different reports said Thursday that Rambis was on the brink of being offered and accepting the job. But when asked if the two sides were getting close to a deal, (Minnesota GM David) Kahn replied in a text message, ‘No.'”

AP also reported: “Kahn said Wednesday that he is in a position to ‘do something within a week’ and would like one or two of the candidates to meet with owner Glen Taylor before a decision is made.”

Rambis traveled to the Twin Cities to meet with Minnesota officials, according to a league source. It was uncertain whether the other two finalists, former NBA standout Mark Jackson and current Houston Rockets assistant Elston Turner also would be asked to meet with Timberwolves’ officials in person.