It was another eventful year in local sports with three local professional teams making the playoffs, a high profile coach getting dismissed and a football team having a turnaround season.
Derrick Williams era ends in Minnesota
The Minnesota Timberwolves are trading former No. 2 overall draft pick Derrick Williams to the Sacramento Kings for Luc Mbah a Moute.
Dave Lee tells Flip his favorite NBA name….listen!
It’s been a dizzying summer for Flip Saunders. After being hired to return to the Minnesota Timberwolves as president of basketball operations, Saunders has been frantically reshaping the roster, meeting with the team’s business side and immersing himself in a job he’s never held before.
Flip Saunders took over as Minnesota Timberwolves president of basketball operations in May and he has been shaking hands and kissing babies ever since. The social butterfly has met with everyone from his star power forward to those responsible for the music in the arena as he tries to put his fingerprints on the organization.
Looking for a ticket to watch the Lynx in Game 1 of the WNBA Finals on Sunday? Flip Saunders might be your answer. Timberwolves officials said Saunders bought 500 upper level tickets for Sunday night’s game at Target Center.
When Flip Saunders went looking for a veteran big man to beef up the Minnesota Timberwolves’ bench, he immediately thought of Ronny Turiaf.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired former Washington Wizards executive Milt Newton as general manager. The Timberwolves announced the hiring Friday. Newton spent the previous 10 years with the Wizards, most recently serving as vice president of player personnel. He worked with current Timberwolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders when Saunders coached the Wizards. Saunders will continue to have final say on all organizational issues with the Wolves. But Newton will help with scouting, salary cap management and other personnel issues.
Flip Saunders says the Minnesota Timberwolves went hard after Kevin Martin in free agency because they were looking for a shooting guard who could give them 17-18 points a game.
Flip Saunders said his top offseason priority was to bring back Nikola Pekovic on a long-term deal. It took weeks of negotiations, but they got it done, with a five year, $60 million contract. Why did it take so long?
The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a five-year deal with restricted free agent center Nikola Pekovic. Wolves president of basketball operations Flip Saunders tweets that the deal is done. Saunders and Pekovic’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, spent more than a month negotiating the deal, which was completed on Wednesday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves are working on re-signing restricted free agent Nikola Pekovic. President of basketball operations Flip Saunders says talks are “moving in a positive direction.” Saunders has met with Pekovic’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, and has extended an offer of four years and $48 million. The two sides continue to have discussions that Saunders termed cordial. He says he believes both sides eventually will “have a meeting of the minds” and get a deal done.
Minnesota’s top 2013 draft pick Shabazz Muhammad was reportedly sent home from the NBA’s Rookie Transition program in New Jersey for bringing a female guest into his hotel room. Flip Saunders, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, issued the following statement about Muhammad breaking the rules of the symposium which is designed to help players learn to conduct themselves.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have turned over their roster many times since Corey Brewer was selected in the first round in 2007. Now Brewer himself has been traded away — and re-signed.