Found September 09, 2013 on RealGM:
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 sa...

Wolves' Flip Saunders, Milt Newton hope familiarity breeds contender

MINNEAPOLIS -- Flip Saunders and Milt Newton expect to clash. They plan on disagreeing and debating, a collision of ideologies and philosophies hoped to result in better-informed decisions regarding most aspects of the Timberwolves' operations. It's why Saunders hired Newton two weeks ago, and it's part of why Newton's so enthused as he lays ink to the next chapter...

Alexey Shved, Russia bounced early from EuroBasket event

This time a year ago, Alexey Shved was basking in the glory of international basketball stardom, a bronze Olympic medal hanging somewhere in his possession. For the second-year Timberwolves reserve, that aura carried over to EuroBasket 2013. The same can't be said for the Russian Federation as a whole, though. A year after beating Argentina in the London Olympics' third...

Timberwolves promote David Adelman, hire Jackson

The Minnesota Timberwolves have promoted David Adelman to an assistant coach and hired Bobby Jackson as a player development coach. The Timberwolves made the moves official on Monday. Adelman, the son of Wolves head coach Rick Adelman, had served as a player development coach the past two seasons. Player development coaches generally are considered a stepping stone position to a...

Wolves player profiles: Othyus Jeffers, SG

This is the second in a 17-part series profiling each player on the Timberwolves' roster leading up to training camp. Othyus who? The mystery man on Minnesota's projected training camp roster has spent his first four years of professional basketball in relative obscurity, bouncing between the NBA, the NBA Developmental League and even Greece. But an impressive summer league...

Bobby Jackson brings intensity to Timberwolves assistant job

Bobby Jackson was known for his competitiveness and work ethic during 12 years in the NBA and collegiately at the University of Minnesota. It would appear not much has changed with Jackson as an NBA assistant coach. The former Gophers star recently hired by the Timberwolves as a player development assistant coach has been conducting two-a-day training sessions at Target Center for...

Minnesota Timberwolves: Three Pivotal Questions Entering This Season

Minnesota Timberwolves: Three Pivotal Questions Entering This Season By Josh Morgan: Hoopstuff Senior Writer 1. Can their stars, Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio, stay healthy? - Kevin Love is one of the best big men in the league and has an excellent mixture of talents. He has a very good repertoire of post moves from either block, an uncanny knack for outlet passes, is a great rebounder...

Rubio, M. Gasol fuel Spain to easy win

Ricky Rubio and Marc Gasol scored 15 points apiece to lead defending champion Spain to an 89-53 victory over Poland at the European basketball championship on Sunday. Five Spanish players scored in double figures to secure the team's third victory in four games. Spain led 49-13 at halftime and led by as many as 48 points before slowing down in the second half. Bosnia-Herzegovina...

Bobby Jackson at ease in Minneapolis, ready to learn

MINNEAPOLIS -- On a recent walk through downtown Minneapolis, it took Bobby Jackson a while to collect his bearings. The last time he strolled through these streets regularly, there was no Target Field. No food trucks lining Marquette Avenue. No light rail connecting the Warehouse District to Bloomington. Now 40 years old, a little heavier and admittedly much more mature than when...
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