Timberwolves likely hiring Bobby Jackson soon

The Wolves officially announced this afternoon that Washington Wizards executive Milt Newton is their new general manager…

His hiring — as well as the May hiring of Calvin Booth — adds diversity to a Wolves front office that has noticeably lacked it during most of the team’s 25 seasons.

The official hiring of former Gophers star and former Timberwolf Bobby Jackson as player development coach is next. That likely will come Monday.

For those asking, Jackson’s arrival means Shawn Respert won’t be back in that role. Respert and David Adelman both worked as player development coaches last season; Adelman has been promoted to an assistant coach now that Bill Bayno has taken a job with Toronto.

Reported by Jerry Zgoda of the Minneapolis Star Tribune (Blog)