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Flip Saunders may not be the coach of the Timberwolves for much longer

After an extensive coaching search following Rick Adelman's retirement, Flip Saunders decided that the best coach for the Timberwolves was...Flip Saunders (despite the fact that Saunders earlier said he didn't think he'd coach again). There was never any timetable as to how long Saunders would be the coach. however. In a recent interview with NBC Sports, 'Wolves owner Glen Taylor...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Likely To Pick Remaining Big With 2nd Overall Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers will consider D'Angelo Russell, but the early indications are that they will choose whichever highly touted big man the Minnesota Timberwolves pass on with the first overall pick. Karl-Anthony Towns is widely considered the top prospect in the draft, but reports have indicated that Flip Saunders also will strongly consider Jahlil Okafor. Many NBA executives...
Via RealGM
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Timerwolves go crazy celebrating winning NBA draft lottery (Video)

The Minnesota Timberwolves won the NBA draft lottery on Tuesday night and celebrated like a bunch of mad men. This video was uploaded to YouTube by the T-Wolves and it shows coach/GM Flip Saunders and others cheering each time another team’s ping pong ball came up before theirs. Saunders was the most vocal, yelling, “Just...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Looks Like Flip Saunders Was Pumped About Winning the NBA Draft Lottery

A bad season of basketball was rewarded in a big way Tuesday night as the Minnesota Timberwolves, owners of the worst record in the NBA, won the Draft Lottery for the first time ever. How pumped was head coach (and president of basketball operations) Flip Saunders? Very. As you can see in the video below, Flip just about lost his **** watching the top three picks be unveiled. At...
Via Busted Coverage
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Flip Saunders really likes Jahlil Okafor, could pass on Karl-Anthony Towns

Tuesday night, the Minnesota Timberwolves found out that they will have the number one pick in this year’s NBA Draft. Most draft experts believe that there is only two players in the running for that pick. Duke’s Jahlil Okafor and Kentucky’s Karl-Anthony Towns are franchise changing big men that teams cannot afford to pass on. While the consensus is that Towns should be the...
Via No Guts, No Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders thinks the draft is more than a 'two-man race'

The Minnesota Timberwolves have a fairly difficult decision ahead of them. With the first overall pick in this year's draft, the Flip Saunders and company have to decide between taking Jahlil Okafor or Karl-Anthony Towns. Except, according to Saunders, it's an even tougher decision than that, since he sees this draft as much more open than some think. "'It's not really a two-player...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wolves finally come out on top after heartache, bad luck

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) His voice cracking and tears welling in his eyes, Flip Saunders pointed to the sky about 20 minutes after the Minnesota Timberwolves - the franchise that has been down on its luck for most of the past 25 years - won the draft lottery to get the No. 1 overall selection. ''My dad,'' Saunders said, unable to complete the sentence. ''Sometimes you have to have luck...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Saunders, Timberwolves continue taking the long-term approach

Patience. Above all else, that's what both Timberwolves fans and the organization needs as they continue this rebuilding project. To Flip Saunders' credit, he's embracing the long-term view, shedding any hopes of a quick playoff return in favor of developing his treasure trove of young talent. If all goes to plan, the 'Wolves will make the playoffs in the next few years. In the...
Via Fox Sports
April 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Saunders will coach the 'Wolves until he doesn't want to

There's been a lot of speculation lately as to whether Flip Saunders will be the head coach of the Timberwolves next season. After all, he originally just wanted to be the general manager – he became the coach out of (at least what he perceived as) necessity. So how long will Saunders be the coach of the team? Well, his answer is pretty blunt. (h/t Slam)
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Saunders optimistic despite 16 win season

It wasn't the season Flip Saunders expected for the Timberwolves (though it was the sort of season almost everyone else expected out of them, given their youth), winning only 16 games and experiencing injury after injury non-stop. Still, despite a 16-win season, Saunders is pretty confident about his ability to develop and coach this young 'Wolves team. (h/t StarTribune)
Via Fox Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Timberwolves' Saunders: I'm the coach until I say I'm not

  Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations, says he will also serve as the team's coach ''until I feel we need to move in a different direction.'' Saunders appointed himself last summer to succeed Rick Adelman. Thanks to a rash of injuries and a shift to more of a youth movement, the Wolves went an NBA-worst 16-66. As the season wound down, Saunders...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Saunders: 'I'm the coach until I say I'm not'

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Flip Saunders, Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations, says he will also serve as the team's coach ''until I feel we need to move in a different direction.'' Saunders appointed himself last summer to succeed Rick Adelman. Thanks to a rash of injuries and a shift to more of a youth movement, the Wolves went an NBA-worst 16-66. As the season wound...
Via AP on Fox
April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders thinks Garnett will return next season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders thinks Kevin Garnett will return for a 21st NBA season next year. Garnett is not expected to play in the Wolves' finale against Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. Saunders says that if he did play, he believes it would be an indication that Garnett would be calling it a career. Garnett has only played in five of the 25 games...
Via AP on Fox
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

’14-’15 Wolves Review Part 1: Wiggins Shines, But Injured Wolves Disappoint Again

Note: Two brief comments before diving into this. First, I am pumping out a pair of season review posts a few games early as I will be on vacation next week. The first will focus on the players and injuries; the second will be on front office/Flip dynamics and big picture team coaching with as good of an attempt as I can make to keep those parts separate, though that will ultimately...
Via TWolves Blog
April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Bennett, Hummel return for 'Wolves, Garnett still out

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Minnesota coach Flip Saunders says forwards Anthony Bennett and Robbie Hummel are returning to the lineup for Sunday afternoon's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, but that Kevin Garnett is sick and will miss his 12th straight game. Saunders says guard Ricky Rubio also will miss his sixth straight game with his left ankle injury. Saunders says he's hopeful Rubio...
Via AP on Fox
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Minnesota Timberwolves: Should they tank?

Earlier this week the Minnesota Timberwolves beat the Utah Jazz in overtime win, which was upsetting to Utah broadcast announcers who said that it was sad that the Jazz lost to a team that was clearly tanking for a better draft pick. This was very upsetting for Timberwolves head coach and team president Flip Saunders, who quickly called for the two men to be fired for their accusations...
Via isportsweb.com
March 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders rips Jazz TV crew for T'Wolves tanking talk

By Steve DelVecchioThe Minnesota Timberwolves have not won many games this season. Their win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night was just their third in their last 14 tries. Despite the exciting overtime victory, T-Wolves coach Flip Saunders was in no mood to celebrate after the game.Instead, Saunders was annoyed by about 25 text messages he received informing him that the Jazz...
Via Fox Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Flip Saunders rips Jazz TV crew for T'Wolves tanking talk

The Minnesota Timberwolves have not won many games this season. Their win over the Utah Jazz on Monday night was just their third in their last 14 tries. Despite the exciting overtime victory, T-Wolves coach Flip Saunders was in no mood to celebrate after the game. Instead, Saunders was annoyed by about 25 text messages...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves forced to sign guy just for being nearby, still manage to beat Knicks

It's fitting that a matchup of the two lowliest teams in this NBA season went exactly this way. The injury-depleted Minnesota Timberwolves were so desperate for bodies Thursday that they signed a player based on how quickly he could get to the game. Minnesota signed guard Sean Kilpatrick to a 10-day contract, and he arrived at Madison Square Garden in time to give them the league...
Via Fox Sports
March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves coach Saunders leaves team to be with ailing father

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders will not be with the team in Toronto on Wednesday night because he is headed to Cleveland to be with his ailing father. Saunders informed the team on Tuesday that he would not make the trip. His status for the game on Thursday in New York against the Knicks is uncertain. Assistant coach...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Saunders leaves Wolves to be with ailing father

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations and coach Flip Saunders will not be with the team in Toronto on Wednesday night because he is headed to Cleveland to be with his ailing father. Saunders informed the team on Tuesday that he would not make the trip. His status for the game on Thursday in New York against the Knicks is uncertain. Assistant...
Via AP on Fox
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Redick: Flip Saunders told me to ‘shut the f— up’ three times

J.J. Redick was ejected during the final two minutes of the Los Angeles’ Clippers win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Monday night. With the way Redick makes it sound, T-Wolves coach Flip Saunders should have been the one who was given the boot. Redick told reporters after the game that he got into it with...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Wolves left short-handed down low after Garnett, Pekovic leave early

MINNEAPOLIS -- Coaxing his young team, Minnesota Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders was trying anything he could to handle the Memphis Grizzlies powerful inside duo of Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph. Saunders never could have imagined resorting to having rookie Andrew Wiggins try to bang inside with the 13-year veteran and two-time All-Star Randolph. For all of the talent he's shown...
Via Fox Sports North
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Gasol, Grizzlies withstand scare from Wolves

MINNEAPOLIS -- When Kevin Garnett was thrown out of the game, Marc Gasol went to work and Flip Saunders went looking for a rulebook. Gasol had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Mike Conley hit a big 3-pointer with 30 seconds left to lift the Memphis Grizzlies to a much-needed 101-97 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday night. Gasol scored nine straight points in the final...
Via AP on Fox
February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Young Wolves warned KG might throw their phones in the toilet

The Minnesota Timberwolves have been warned that life as they know it will change drastically once Kevin Garnett enters the locker room: “As one of our veteran guys told our young guys yesterday, ‘Hey, listen, when KG walks in the locker room your phones better be tucked away, because if they’re not, they’re going to get thrown in the toilet on game night,’ ” Saunders...
Via Red's Army
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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