Sunday, April 23, 2006

Wolves Over The Weekend

Click on the 4/21 brodcast to listen to ESPN's Colin Cowherd go on about how Garnett's "value is completely overstated." (Link lifted from KFAN Rube Chat.)

While the NBA set all-time attendance records this season, the Star Tribune reports that the Wolves' numbers went down.
This season the average announced crowd was 16,150, down more than 1,500 from two seasons ago. On many nights there were a significant number of no-shows.

"I think we're going through an image rebuild right now," (Wolves president Chris) Wright said. "Obviously, having gone to the Western Conference finals two years ago and then to have performed the way that we did when expectations were pretty high that we make the playoffs. We're going to go through, really, relaunching our image to the marketplace."

Dwane Casey on Jaric:
"Marko, I think, next year, when he comes back, his legs will be livelier. I thought the World European Games took a lot out of him, mentally and physically. And I think that with this summer's rest -- he's not going to play for the Yugoslav national team -- so he'll be fresh coming in next year."

From the Pioneer Press:
Wolves guard Trenton Hassell plans to play in the Howard Pulley pro-am league this summer.

Retired Timberwolves guard Fred Hoiberg will work in the team's business office as well as the basketball department.

A little birdie says Timberwolves free-agent point guard Marcus Banks is expected to seek $29 million for five years and settle for $17 million for four years.