Tuesday, March 27, 2007

McHale causing tough times for sales department

The Wolves recently announced that they would decrease or keep level the price of most of their season ticket packages for next year as well as offer incentives to those signing up early. Apparently, it's not working as well as the organization had hoped. Patrick Reusse/Star Tribune writes that the team's continued employment of McHale is one of the reasons for this.

The Timberwolves are working on season-ticket and suite renewals for the 2007-08 season. The early results are horrendous. A frequent response has been: "I'm not going to commit until I find out if Kevin McHale is going to remain the basketball boss."

Reusse then comments on McHale's future with the team:
A month ago, owner Glen Taylor sounded as if he was ready to convince McHale to resign, with the triumvirate of Fred Hoiberg, Rob Babcock and Jim Stack sharing power in the basketball operation.

Now, sources in the organization say that Taylor is wavering. The owner could wait a few weeks after the season and see how bad things are with ticket sales before making a McHale decision.