Wolves ‘Mayor’ Brings Teddy Bear to Draft Lottery

Fred Hoiberg, known as ‘The Mayor’ during his college days at Iowa State, has been mostly retired from his NBA playing days since open-heart surgery in 2005. As an assistant GM for the Minnesota Timberwolves, we imagine most of his days are spent trying to explain to Kevin McHale that he can’t trade Al Jefferson to the Stop’n'Go clerk for a package of fruit Mentos and a Turpee.

Fred Hoiberg and Matthew Gamber

While we will be careful to not pretend to know the man despite following his career as it wound through the Midwest, we will emphatically grant that Fred Hoiberg has committed to delivering 100 metric tons of awesome to the NBA draft lottery in the form of a lucky teddy bear usually carried into surgery by his friend, a 12-year-old ‘Wolves fan that has undergone over 100 surgeries.

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