Thursday, April 19, 2007

Wolves Updates 4/19

From Kent Youngblood/Star Tribune:
Wolves vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale will hold his season-ending news conference at 11 a.m. today. He will discuss the season, the state of the franchise and the team's future. He will also presumably discuss his future; owner Glen Taylor has said McHale can return if he so desires.

Steve Aschburner/Star Tribune looks back on the season.

Aschburner also talks to Coach Wittman and Ricky Davis about what they thought went wrong this year. The coach blames team chemistry while the player replies that the team " just didn't keep growing."

Coach Wittman on his future with the team:
"We'll sit down here hopefully in the next couple days, and I'll have a better understanding," said Wittman, under whom the Wolves were 12-30. "I'm not saying I've got a bad feeling. I haven't had a conversation. We'll have that."

Paul Shirley on his impression of Garnett:
Ridiculously good impression. He's one of the more earnest, intelligent and hard-working professional basketball players I've been around. Which is sad, I think, because he is kind of buried in a less-than-stellar environment.

Scouts Inc/ESPN breaks down the Wolves by looking at its current status, roster/salaries, salary cap situation, and the general issues facing the team.

From Dave Campbell/AP Sports:
It's obvious to anyone that frustration with the direction of the franchise under owner Glen Taylor and basketball boss Kevin McHale has devolved into disinterest...