The walls certainly appear ready to collapse on Kevin McHale’s bunker as he coaches out the string with the Wolves and prepares for the inevitable postseason firing squad (if Tom Cruise doesn’t get there first to save the people of Minnesota!)
(Forget the standings, bloggers should judge McHale on how he demands the rapt attention of his players during timeouts)
Thankfully, since Coach McHale doesn’t know how to ‘X and O’, he had plenty of time this week to opine to Don Seeholzer of the ST. PAUL PIONEER-PRESS on why coaches are getting fired so rapidly this season.
And in a shocking development, McHale didn’t citing poor coaching for the unprecedented rash of firings. Instead, he said that bloggers are to blame for the trend. Read more…
Amazing, these banned bloggers, the things they come up with when they are actually granted access to the team.
Jerry Zgoda of the MINNEAPOLIS STAR-TRIBUNE in his blog today has Minnesota Timberwolves Owner Glen Taylor flatly admitting that he thought Kevin Garnett “tanked” the last two seasons. Read more…
MINNY BOSS BLAMING EX-COACH FOR T-WOLVES WOES: What do you do when your NBA franchise is in shambles, and you just gave up your star player? Blame the coach you fired three years ago, of course!
The DETROIT NEWS passes the buck to Glen Taylor, owner of the Minnesota Timberwolves, who claims a lot of his team’s current woes are due to Flip Saunders.In a Q&A with the ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS, Taylor blames his former coach for losing players like Chauncey Billups, and for hastening the exit of Kevin Garnett:
“I think a lot of these things people are saying (General Manager) Kevin (McHale) did, I would tell you probably Flip did them and Kevin got criticized for them.”
After leading Minnesota to the playoffs for 8 straight years, Saunders was fired in February 2005 as the team struggled. But many fans say the contract problems of Sam Cassell and Latrell Sprewell were the source of the team’s troubles - an area under the responsibility of Taylor & McHale.But the current Detroit coach isn’t keeping his pistons quiet, as he revs back at his former boss’s Flip remarks:
“It’s been three years. At some point you have to let it go. If I was running for president, I would say, ‘Are you better off today than you were three years ago? If you are, then you made a smart decision. If you are not, maybe there were other factors involved.”