Flip Saunders is excited as part of the Minnesota Timberwolves' front office and the 58-year-old does not expect a return to coaching for now -- even including if and when Rick Adelman decides to stop coaching for good.

"I'm extremely happy where I'm at," Saunders said. "I never get into hypotheticals or what ifs, or what coulds, because you never really know. But I'd say when I'm just talking to people, I don't think I've been any more relaxed, happier. I'm in a perfect situation. I can really mold the team. I have a lot of input on how a team can be formed. And I don't think about coaching because Coach Adelman has been very open to me.

"We talk about a lot of things. We talk about defense. We talk about offense. It's always like we're having a coaching clinic. He's been very open to me that he wants me to be very open to him, and if I see things, don't ever feel slighted about giving him advice. I said I'll do that, but you have to coach the team the way you want to coach it ... so I don't see myself coaching right now."