Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Wolves Updates 2/6

From Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune:
Neither starter Mike James nor backup Randy Foye has run the point to Wittman's liking, at least not on a consistent basis, in the two weeks since Wittman took over for Casey as head coach. It's not so much that there's been a dropoff; there just hasn't been the improvement, the assertiveness and the confidence that the Wolves expected by now...

"I know where my buttons are," James said. "I know where my all-wheel drive, windshield wipers, wiper fluid are. ... It took a lot of time. But it's cool."

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
James and Foye said earlier in the day that they understand what Wittman wants of them. Foye said Wittman's expectations are a bit higher than under the previous regime.

The Timberwolves are hosting a Rock Paper Scissors competition on March 2 that is set to be "the nation's largest tournament of all time sanctioned by the USARPS League."

Click here for a short video of the Amityville, NY basketball court on which James learned to play, now known as "The Mike James Courts at Bolden Mack Park."