Part one of an extended conversation with the team’s interim coach.
The primary goal of the 2015-16 Minnesota Timberwolves is incredibly basic: They need to become a team.
The first time Flip and I ever talked hoops one-on-one was shortly before Christmas in 1995, the day it was announced he would become head coach of the Timberwolves. Something clicked.
Plus: Vikings lead in arrests; poachers caught with 676 fish over the limit; “Survivor” casting at MOA; and more.
Nobody in the NBA has toiled so mightily and been provided with less support this season than the Timberwolves rookie.
I’ve had to come to terms with the fact that my frustration with the Timberwolves guard may be at least partially age-related.
It’s important to remember that Kevin Garnett’s return to the Timberwolves could eventually result in disaster. But it won’t be boring.
Evaluating two big games — and two minor trades.
Beyond a desire for a chance to get the highest possible draft choice, there are other reasons why the Wolves might not be in such a hurry to get their trio of starters back in action as soon as possible.
The caliber of the performance by this team has been even worse than their wretched situation.
With about a third of the games already in the books, a look at the most intriguing developments of the season so far.
For a change, adversity became opportunity for the Timberwolves.
The Timberwolves defeat of the Brooklyn Nets Wednesday offers a keepsake of positive signs for the young team.
The five things the Wolves must do for this to be considered a successful season.
You can quibble later. It’s time to savor the hope, the good fortune, the competence and the feisty egotism of the Andrew Wiggins-for-Kevin Love trade.
What happens when the (Kevin) Love is gone.
By signing veteran Mo Williams, the team signals a willingness to compete — no matter what happens with Kevin Love.
Unlike last year’s almost apologetic draft, Minnesota’s president-coach crowed about the future of the UCLA benchwarmer he selected.
Interested in the nitty-gritty of why the team decided a coach could be his own boss? A Friday news conference was maddeningly inconsistent.
Not only is the dual role of coach and president problematic, Flip’s coaching style is less and less suited for the modern NBA.