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Consistent losing has consequences

Consistent losing has consequences

May. 23 |   Sooner or later your best-laid plans blow up in your face. The NBA Finals are not far away with Indiana vs. Miami in the East Final and Oklahoma City vs. San Antonio in the West. Los Angeles is a mess. The Lakers are bad. The Clippers are...

Timberwolves’ 2014 playoffs shot slipping away!

Timberwolves’ 2014 playoffs shot slipping away!

Feb. 12 | The 2013-2014 Minnesota Timberwolves season started with great expectations. Celebrating 25 years of NBA Timberwolves basketball for the most part has been a quarter of a century of mediocrity, consistent frustration, disappointment, and unfulfilled...

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

High-scoring Timberwolves now 7-4

Nov. 20 | Will this be the year the Timberwolves make a run for a title? Will they return to the playoffs for the first time since Kevin Garnett-Sam Cassell-Latrell Sprewell drove the franchise to the Western Conference Finals? This is year 25 for the Timberwolves...

Bobby’s back, and he’s not the same guy

Bobby’s back, and he’s not the same guy

Nov. 1 | By Charles Hallman Staff Writer   Bobby Jackson this week begins his first season as Minnesota Timberwolves player development coach.  He returns to the area where some of his greatest athletic exploits are well-documented. Jackson starred...

Changing of the guard with the T-Wolves

Changing of the guard with the T-Wolves

May. 15 |     Flip Saunders’ good calculations will replace David Kahn’s poor ones   Because of my November 7, 2012 column (“The smartest White team in the NBA: T-Wolves team return to the 1950s?”), we took heat from those who took exception...

Does it really matter? — Athletes’ sexual orientation none of our business

Does it really matter? — Athletes’ sexual orientation none of our business

May. 8 |     Two weeks ago we learned that the WNBA’s top overall pick is gay. Last week we learned that a longtime NBA veteran center is gay. Neither news item bothered me at all. However, what does bother me is what convinced Britney Griner...

Congratulations, Tubby!

Congratulations, Tubby!

Apr. 10 |      Texas Tech hires Tubby Smith while U of M keeps looking There is no mystery about the well-designed plan to oust six-year U of M Gopher men’s basketball Head Coach Tubby Smith. Well designed, but ill-advised and poorly executed,...

Thank you Tubby for an  excellent run! — Tubby Smith: a man of principle and integrity

Thank you Tubby for an excellent run! — Tubby Smith: a man of principle and integrity

Apr. 3 |     First things first: we join and support the observations made by our longtime friend Sid Hartman in his columns last week that “Firing Smith would be a big mistake for Gophers.” Once again, the University of Minnesota (1) showed...

Norwood Teague fires Tubby Smith!

Norwood Teague fires Tubby Smith!

Apr. 3 | Gophers fire a great coach rather than build a great team     I understand why Tubby Smith was fired after six seasons, 121 wins, 81 losses and three NCAA appearances. After playing the toughest schedule in the nation, he fired up the Minnesota...

Heat set franchise record

Heat set franchise record

Mar. 6 |     Suddenly there’s no stopping the World Champion Miami Heat. Being around this group after they dismantled the under-manned Minnesota Timberwolves 97-81, it’s apparent their main objective Monday night at Target Center before 18,391...