Flip Saunders is a former coach himself, so he knows how coveted a head coaching job in the NBA can be.
Timberwolves coach Rick Adelman has decided to retire after 23 seasons in the NBA, The Associated Press has learned. Adelman was expected to announce his decision Monday morning, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.
Phil Hughes ended a personal losing streak that dated to last July, pitching into the seventh inning Sunday and helping the Twins top the Kansas City Royals 8-3 to avoid a three-game sweep.
Rick Adelman trudged off the basketball court for maybe the final time in his professional life and he couldn’t hide the disappointment. He was sure his Minnesota Timberwolves were going to respond in the season finale, finishing a year of unmet expectations on a high note against the lowly Utah Jazz.
The Minnesota Lynx have traded second-year guard Sugar Rodgers to the New York Liberty for the rights to swap third-round picks in the 2015 draft. The Lynx announced the move on Wednesday. Rodgers was chosen in the second round last season, but played only sparingly on a veteran-laden team. She averaged 1.9 points in 7.6 minutes per game last season.
As the clock ticks down on the Minnesota Timberwolves’ regular season finale on Wednesday night, one of the most quietly successful coaching careers the NBA has ever seen could be coming to a close right with it.
Stephen Curry had 32 points and 15 assists, rallying the Warriors from 19 points down in the first half to beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 130-120 on Monday night to touch off the celebration.
DeMarcus Cousins recorded his eighth straight double-double with 35 points and 15 rebounds but picked up his 16th technical foul of the season late in the fourth quarter of the Kings’ 106-103 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night.
Corey Brewer scored a career-high 51 points and Gorgui Dieng hit a short jumper with 4.6 seconds to play to lift the short-handed Minnesota Timberwolves to a 112-110 victory over the Houston Rockets on Friday night.
Minnesota forward Kevin Love missed the Timberwolves’ game against Houston on Friday night because of a hyperextended right elbow.
D.J. Augustin scored 21 points and Joakim Noah posted his league-leading fourth triple-double of the season, leading the Chicago Bulls to a 102-87 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night.
Ricky Rubio scored 23 points and Gorgui Dieng had 12 points and 15 rebounds, leading the Minnesota Timberwolves to a 110-91 victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Tuesday night.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Dante Cunningham says his two arrests in three days stemming from a domestic dispute with his girlfriend “have unintentionally placed my teammates and the organization in a challenging position.”
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday they’ve signed guard Othyus Jeffers to a contract for the remainder of the 2013-14 season. Jeffers is expected to be available as the Timberwolves host the San Antonio Spurs Tuesday night in a game that was supposed to be played in Mexico City.
A Minnesota Timberwolves player is behind bars after his second arrest in a week. Last Thursday, Dante Cunningham was arrested after his girlfriend told police he grabbed her by the neck, slammed her against the wall and choked her for 15 to 20 seconds.
It was a festive atmosphere as Minnesota Timberwolves fans welcomed the team’s four new players at the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday.
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