Friday, January 26, 2007

Wolves Updates 1/26

From the Detroit News Weblog:
The trade between the Pistons and Timberwolves isn't dead, like I said the other day. It's been put on the backburner while the Timberwolves sort out their mess (new coach, Eddie Griffin getting axed, etc.). Marko Jaric has been the name normally associated with the deal for Nazr Mohammed, but there has also been discussion about Troy Hudson, who has one less year on his contract than Jaric and has been much more productive than Jaric.

From Chris Mannix/
...according to a league source, Minnesota reached out to former Miami Heat coach Stan Van Gundy as recently as a month ago.

Garnett's upcoming trip to Vegas will mark his 10th All-Star appearance.

Steve Aschburner discusses how the team has yet to develop a "winning culture."

One year later, Aschburner also breaks down the trade with the Celtics and decides that the Wolves got the better end of the deal.

Sonics' coach Bob Hill talks about Randy Wittman and facing the Wolves tonight in Seattle.

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
Wittman's authoritative style might put those players in place and get them in line. But if Wittman doesn't carefully manage his players, his personality might clash with some of his players, as it did in Cleveland when he was the coach there from 1999 to 2001, when he went 62-102.

The Pioneer Press and Star Tribune give midseason reviews of each player.

From The Star Tribune:
According to Forbes, the Wolves' value rose 2 percent over last year, the third-lowest franchise value increase in the league.