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Minnesota Timberwolves: Regular Season Review and Awards
By Mike Elworth: Publisher and Owner at Hoopstuff…
Record: 31-51- 12th in West- 22th in NBA
Review: The Minnesota Timberwolves had playoff dreams and a playoff caliber roster, but in the end injuries caused them to miss the playoffs once again. Kevin Love broke his hand twice and only played in 18 games, Ricky Rubio missed 25 games, Nikola Pekovic missed 20 games, Brandon Roy missed 77 games, Chase Budinger missed 59 games and Andre Kirilenko missed 18 games. Injuries were the story of the Timberwolves’ year. There were some bright spots, as Nikola Pekovic was excellent, Ricky Rubio really started to elevate his game towards the end of the year and seems well recovered from his knee injury and Derrick Williams improved immensely, but this season is yet another failure for the franchise, one that still has not made the playoffs since Kevin Garnett was traded.
MVP: Nikola Pekovic: 16.3 points on 52.0% shooting and 8.8 rebounds p...
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On Thursday, the Minnesota Timberwolves fired David Kahn and announced that the team hired former coach Flip Saunders to replace him.
MINNEAPOLIS It turns out the reason Flip Saunders reportedly turned down a coaching job at his alma mater may have been that had his sights set on bigger things.
The Associated Press is reporting that Saunders will be named the Minnesota Timberwolves' next president of basketball operations but that the deal is not yet signed. He would replace former president David Kahn, whose...
Tweet The Minnesota Timberwolves haven’t had a great deal of success and have made some questionable moves as an organization over the past few years. Many of those issues have been caused by David Kahn, the team’s president of basketball operations. Timberwolves fans are rejoicing today, though, as reports from earlier in the week have [...]
Welcome back, Flip.
The Minnesota Timberwolves hired Flip Saunders as the team's new president of basketball operations on Friday, bringing him back eight years after he was fired as the head coach. Saunders replaces David Kahn, who was fired on Thursday after four seasons on the job, and he will have a minority stake in the franchise.
Bringing Saunders back into the fold marks...
MINNEAPOLIS For a decade, Flip Saunders called Target Center home. He led the Minnesota Timberwolves to eight straight playoff appearances and helped the franchise reach the Western Conference finals for the first time.
Back in that same building where he once had much success as a head coach, Saunders was introduced Friday as Minnesota's president of basketball operations as...
The Timberwolves have reportedly fired general manager, David Kahn. In four seasons as the GM, Kahn’s teams had a losing record of 89-223 and failed to make the playoffs in every season. He will be replaced with former Timberwolves coach (1995-2005), Flip Saunders.
According to Associated Press:
David Kahn is out as president of basketball operations for the Minnesota Timberwolves...
David Kahn is out as Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations.
Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor opted not to pick up the option for next season on Kahn's contract.
''We want to thank David for all of his efforts the past four years with our basketball team,'' Taylor said in a statement issued by the team. ''These are always difficult decisions...
A few months ago we reported that the Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor was leaning towards replacing president of basketball of operations David Kahn with former coach coach Flip Saunders, well that day has come.
According to NBA.com, after firing Kahn, the Timberwolves installed Flip Saunders as the president of basketball operations with the added responsibility of...
Flip Saunders, the Minnesota Timberwolves' new president for basketball operations, has maintained contact with Rick Adelman and believes the coach will return for a third year next season.
“I don’t think there are many organizations that can say they have two people associated that have combined for 1,600 wins,” Saunders said.
“I know what he’s going through as a...
Flip Saunders has signed a deal to become president of basketball operations of the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Saunders will replace David Kahn, who was fired on Thursday.
Saunders, who formerly was head coach of the Wolves, will also have an ownership stake.
Shocking that the man who once drafted 17 point guards has been let go