Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Wolves Updates 1/24

From Jon Krawczynski/AP:
McHale said he was asked to take the job again this time, presumably by owner Glen Taylor, but declined. He said having Wittman already on staff, who was brought on as an assistant from Orlando before the season to help Casey with X's and O's and game management, made it easier to fire Casey.

From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
McHale, who has a handshake deal with Taylor for $1 million a year, was asked his status — whether he plans to stay or leave or for how long — with the team.
"I've got no status," was all McHale would say.

From Chris McCosky/Detroit News Pistons Weblog:
That said, I can tell you, for sure, Dumars has NOT talked to Golden State (at all, about any player) or San Antonio (at all). Dumars has not talked to New Jersey about acquiring Jason Collins, either, which was reported last week. He has talked to Minnesota about a Nazr Mohammed-Marko Jaric deal, which isn't dead but on the backburner right now. He has also made inquiries about Mo Peterson and Bonzi Wells. There are certainly others that he has looked into that I haven't caught wind of yet...

From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
The Timberwolves could trade guards Marko Jaric and Troy Hudson to Golden State and Detroit, respectively, but haven't been willing.

Dance team member Sally was selected by fans to represent her fellow Wolves dancers in this year's NBA All-Star events.

A preview of tonight's game at Portland.