Saturday, February 17, 2007

Wolves Updates 2/17

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
The NBA will announce at a news conference this morning that the Wolves will be one of four teams participating in series of Europe games this fall. Minnesota will hold its training camp in Istanbul and likely will play a game against Turkey's national team. Then the Wolves will travel to London to face the Boston Celtics in a preseason game.

From Liz Robbins/The New York Times:
“I follow my own path,” Garnett said. “At a time when I feel like what’s best for me, I’ll make a decision on what’s best for Kevin Garnett.”

Garnett expressed his disappointment with the organization for firing his favorite coach, Flip Saunders, and, most recently, for firing Dwane Casey. He has been described as loyal to his organization, perhaps to a fault. “It’s a compliment,” he said.

Marty Burns/ on Scottie Pippen wanting to make a comeback:
In his role as an ESPN analyst, Pippen has criticized Garnett for not doing enough to lead his team to a championship.
When asked about the prospect of Pippen suiting up for the T'wolves, Garnett at first said he had "no reaction" to the news. He later said he'd welcome any player who could help the team, and said he harbored no ill will.

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
As expected, the idea of Las Vegas landing an NBA team is popular with the all-stars on hand here. Garnett was on board, too. He said he didn't think players would be irresponsible during visits to Vegas for games, at least not any more than in other cities. He said players understand they play road games expecting to win the game, and that's their priority.

Wolves Dancer Sally seems to be having a good time in Vegas and remarks that "I have always been told that the NBA is a "big business," but I had no idea just how big until this week."