Left a voice-mail message for the agent representing Kurt Rambis. He didn’t get back to me, but sent a text message to Ramona indicating that a deal could be struck soon for the longtime Lakers assistant to become the next coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. A columnist in the Twin Cities reported that a deal with Rambis could be worth $8 million over four seasons. That’s significantly better than the two-season deal Rambis received, and turned down, from the Sacramento Kings in June. The Kings then hired Paul Westphal. Rambis also interviewed for the Philadelphia 76ers’ job that eventually went to Eddie Jordan.