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In a season where their promising point guard Ricky Rubio missed a significant chunk of the season while rehabilitating a knee injury, their all-star power forward Kevin Love had two separate stints on the inactive list, the gamble on Brandon Roy’s ability to stay healthy failed to pay off and the draft lottery looming, Minnesota Timberwolves’ owner Glen Taylor may be reaching for the reset button.
Sid Hartman, of the Star Tribune is reporting that the the Wolves could replace president of basketball operations David Kahn with their former coach Flip Saunders.
There are several indications pointing to the likelihood of former Timberwolves head coach Flip Saunders replacing David Kahn as president of basketball operations for the team before the 2013-14 season.
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor wasn’t available for comment on the subject Saturday, but he hasn’t kept it a secret that Saunders has served as a consultant for him on the basketball team during this season.
And then some time ago Taylor talked about how he was in contact with Saunders for information on how to handle the many injuries the Wolves have suffered this season.
Unless Saunders is offered a coaching job that would pay him a lot more money than he would get being the Wolves’ president of basketball operations, I think it’s a strong possibility that Saunders will replace Kahn before next season.
The fact that the owner is going outside of the organization for advice on the issues surrounding the team, has to be some sort of indictment against Kahn. It’s an unfortunate situation for him because I think that a healthy Timberwolves team would’ve been competitive in the Western Conference. Flip Saunders on the other hand was fired from the Washington Wizards last season after the team started 2-15, but surely we can’t hold that against him, its the Wizards.
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Flip Saunders is representing a group of investors that is interested in buying the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Wolves owner Glen Taylor confirmed on Monday that he has recently had discussions with Saunders on behalf of a group of owners who are looking to purchase the team. The identities of the investors were not immediately known. But if they are successful in purchasing the team...
MINNEAPOLIS As expected, neither Nikola Pekovic nor Andrei Kirilenko will play on Monday against Miami. Pekovic suffered an abdominal strain in the first quarter of Thursday's game in Los Angeles, Kirilenko a calf strain two nights before in Phoenix.
Pekovic underwent an MRI, which coach Rick Adelman said did not reveal anything further. Both he and Kirilenko will be monitored...
David Kahn's tenure as general manager of the Timberwolves could be nearing an end
If the LA Kings have the best Twitterfeed among sports franchises, the Minnesota Timberwolves may take first place on YouTube. This "Harlem Shake" video (which is actually the T'Wolves mascot beating a dancing buffoon in a LeBron James jersey) is perfect in every way. Especially the Nikola Pekovic cameo for absolutely no reason at the end.
Let's see SportsCenter...
MINNEAPOLIS When you're the Timberwolves, and the Heat are in town, and you have as many wins as they had the day after Christmas, there's a certain brand of inferiority complex that's bound to creep up.
It's manifested itself before, most unfortunately in a man dressed up as a Knicks fan who stood on the court and caterwauled in a grating New York accent on Feb...
The viral sensation that is the Harlem Shake appears to still be going strong, despite the fact that many people like us have grown tired of it. Apparently the Minnesota Timberwolves have also had enough.
On Tuesday, the T-Wolves posted their own version of the Harlem Shake on their official YouTube account. As you can see, it featured a person in a LeBron James jersey wearing a...
Tape holds up the two snapshots, much like those that dot the locker of a high school sophomore.
Except this locker has no front, and it's full of basketball gear that hasn't been touched in months. This is Brandon Roy's cubby, at the far end of the Timberwolves' locker room, and those are picture of his two children, Brandon Jr., 5, and Mariah, 4. They're the...
The Minnesota Timberwolves made a mockery of the Heat’s popular rendition of the “Harlem Shake” that’s already received 31+ million views in the 5 days since it was released. “Some things get old fast” flashes across the screen in Heat styled text as the TWolves mascot, Crunch, is seen beating a dancer dressed in a LeBron James jersey with a bat:
The Minnesota Timberwolves created a hysterical video making fun of the Miami Heat’s Harlem Shake video, but unfortunately for them, a Heat fan came back and went at them hard. After the Timberwolves said that the Harlem Shake videos were getting old, the Heat fan took it to another level and said that being in the draft lottery was getting old fast. Nothing like going right...