Vinny Del Negro has emerged as a serious candidate for the Minnesota Timberwolves head coaching vacancy.

The Wolves are searching for a replacement for Rick Adelman.

Del Negro most recently was head coach of the Los Angeles Clippers.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports that Del Negro's candidacy is more about developing Ricky Rubio than selling Kevin Love.

Jon Krawczynski of the AP reports that there are "no legs" to reports linking Del Negro to the Wolves.