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Do the Dinosaur: Nelson, Adelman and Brown queue up

After dallying with Terry Porter, Bernie Bickerstaff and Mike Woodson last week, the Glen Taylor and David Kahn appear to be getting into the heart of the order as it were. The affable, Yeltsin-esque Don Nelson interviewed with the Wolves on Sunday while Rick Adelman spoke with the team on Saturday. If you’re an Adelman […]

Rambis, the bullets

These days, Wolves fans have to instinctively wince a little whenever we find our crew in the national media.  But thanks to the Kurt Rambis odyssey (“fiasco” or “debacle” could also suffice), here we are. So here are some more tidbits: Earlier today, I participated in the ESPN 5-on-5 on Rambis’ firing. Some words used […]

Harper on Rambis

Over at Truehoop, Zach has the definitive account of the Rambis era: Rambis was not a very good coach over the past two years. His teams were inefficient offensively and abhorrent defensively. Last season, it seemed that he was one of the worst fourth-quarter coaches in the entire league because of how the Wolves seemed […]

Kurt Rambis finally exits

Well, our long national nightmare is over. The Timberwolves have finaly announced that Kurt Rambis has been “relieved” of his coaching duties. (I continue to love that sickly passive aggressive-phrase: “Oh, thank you so very much for doing me the favor of relieving me of my duties. It’s such a terrific relief.”) From the Wolves: “I […]

Wolves slouch into the break

When it comes to the Timberwolves, it make little sense to mince words. After consecutive pleasant surprises against New Orleans and Houston last week, the Wolves’ final four games leading into the All-Star break were pretty disheartening. These games were wrapped in an aura of grim defeat. Physical and emotional fatigue permeated the air. But […]

Notes on a dark Sunday

Run Ricky, Run Question: is it a good or bad thing when the New York Times wonders aloud if the  putative savior of your franchise is over the hill at age 20? “Through 28 games in the 2010-11 season,” says Jonathan Givony in the Old Gray Lady, “[Ricky] Rubio has continued to struggle. He is […]

Wings and prayers: Johnson and Webster scuffle

Here’s an interesting thing David Kahn said in his FSN live chat on Wednesday: I think we have too many wing players and it may be something we have to address, if not before the deadline then certainly next summer. The concept was we would create a lot of competition for playing time in practices […]

Blake Griffin and Kevin Love: the style wars

As Hanny and Jim Pete repeated more than once, Wednesday night’s Wolves-Clippers matchup was likely the most highly anticipated game in the entire history of this storied rivalry.  And it turned out more strangely than I could have imagined. The strangest of all is a point that Myles alluded to in his writeup: Kevin Love […]

The great conversations: Kevin Love

My interview with Kevin Love was another treasure trove that I couldn’t really find a place for. Picture: an insanely cold day. Me drinking tea at the Starbucks across from the Target Center. A very tall man sitting across from me at an embarrassingly small table answering my questions–about his role on the team, his […]

Darko captivates, Timberwolves baffle

Two new internet sightings caught my attention recently. The first is an acidic little number by Matt Moore at ProBasketballTalk. It’s sort of a dark Socratic dialogue riffing on Darko’s recent resurgence. The piece is called “Three Good Games from Darko Justifies the Kahn Era…or Something”. Let’s take a peak: Share this because Rubio would […]