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T-Wolves get rid of Kahn, hire Flip Saunders

Discussion in 'NBA Dish' started by mhch720, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. mhch720

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    Source: http://hangtime.blogs.nba.com/2013/04/26/saunders-likely-back-to-timberwolves-replacing-kahn/

    Lock if posted.

    Does this change anything from us getting Kevin Love?
     
  2. Carl Herrera

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    You know who was Flip's college roommate and later worked with him?
     
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    This guy?
     
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    Addition by subtraction!
     
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    And BTW, here's Flip talking about why he thinks Kevin McHale would enjoy coaching the Rockets back in 2011:

    I wonder if the Rockets can, well, flip our lotto bust to Saunders since he seems to have an affinity for at least one of them.
     
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    What took them long enough?
     
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    It provides a better dynamic than if Adelman remains; BTW - - I hope Adelman retires to spend more time with Mary Kay with her in good health and BTW II - - ESPNChicago seems to feel Bulls are anointable as KLove's destination (du jour).
     
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    To be honest the first thing that came to mind was Patrick Paterson and that's just awful.
     
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    Noooo how are we going to poach Kevin Love now?
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
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    I do like Flip Saunders as an analyst, and seems like a good basketball coach (despite his efforts in previous years) however as a GM in this new era NBA I do not think he will do well.

    Look at the best GM's out there right now. Presti, RC Buford, Morey, etc. You really need a GM now that's going to be able to build a team, and build around your star players with a smart, analytical mind set, and most importantly... they need to be able to be able to set aside that part of their brain that tells them they need to do whatever it takes to win the very next game instead of focusing on the long term goal.

    My guess is that this is a swing for the fences, win as many games as we can, to keep Kevin Love in Minnesota, and keep Rubio happy there as well despite what it might cost your franchise long term.

    This guy might seriously overpay for solid role players, and set this team back even further long term. Oh well, its not like I really care that much about the Timberwolves.

    FYI anyone expecting to get Love this Summer in trades was wishing for a miracle anyways because they know they have another season to keep him before they need to look at trading him.
     
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    great move.
     
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    Geez, the hiring hasn't even been completed, and you're speculating how badly a former coach will do as a GM.
     
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    Rockets would never replace Morey with a Flip Saunders. On the flip side, Kahn should have no trouble landing a job, right Ric?
     
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    Since Saunders and Mchale are suck good friends, maybe they can give us first dibs on Kevin Love
     
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    It's just strange because Saunders is on ESPN right now as an analyst... probably not live (maybe recorded last night or this morning), but if the report was accurate, you would think ESPN would ask him about it on air if they had any credibility as a news organization.

    I do think this hurts the Kevin Love pursuit, if there was going to be one. Love felt some bitterness about the previous negotiation and Saunders can come in and try to repair the relationship. I could see the Timberwolves doing some serious cleaning though.
     
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    I don't.

    But were you aware Colt McCoy and Jordan Shipley were roommates? And that Jordan played the guitar? I bet you never heard that.
     
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    I agree! Sort of the Good Cop/ Bad Cop routine.
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