With dust finally settled after the blockbuster Kevin Love trade that changed the face of the Minnesota Timberwolves, the franchise has one big move still to address before the start of the season.
When the Minnesota Wild hired Mike Yeo as a first-time NHL head coach, he fit their criteria for a bench boss who could develop several top, young players. Yeo has undergone his own growth in that time, too, and the Wild were satisfied enough with the results on both fronts to make another commitment to him. After his three-year contract extension was finalized last weekend, Yeo appeared with general manager Chuck Fletcher at a news conference Friday to discuss the deal and the team’s future.
The Minnesota Vikings need a young quarterback to ride into the future, and with the eighth overall pick in this draft they’ll have plenty available. For all the headlines generated at the top of the class by Johnny Manziel, Blake Bortles and Teddy Bridgewater, though, the Vikings could find the guy who fits them the best after the first round.
The Minnesota Vikings are conducting their first head coach search in eight years, and this will be an exhaustive project. That’s the way general manager Rick Spielman works. Spielman has an old scout inside fueling his meticulous style of player evaluation and draft preparation, and he has dived into his pursuit of Frazier’s replacement the same way.
General manager Rick Spielman says he’s confident the Minnesota Vikings will solve their quarterback problem. But Spielman also acknowledged Monday he has yet to “get it right” in regard to evaluating the position, at a news conference after coach Leslie Frazier was fired.
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.
The Minnesota Wild have missed the playoffs. Again.
But owner Craig Leipold is adamantly optimistic that he won’t be watching the postseason on television again next year.
It was only the first game of spring training, but things were looking good for the Minnesota Twins.
Beginning now through Election Day 2012 you may be exposed to numerous political campaign commercials purchased on all the major media outlets in the Twin Cities.
Kevin McHale is back in his home state of Minnesota.
The leaders of the Minnesota Vikings looked around the league and decided the traditional front office has proven to work for many other teams.
Bill Smith is staying in the Minnesota Twins organization after being fired as general manager.
The Minnesota Twins fired general manager Bill Smith on Monday and returned Terry Ryan to the role on an interim basis.
Twins general manager Bill Smith said Friday that catcher Joe Mauer went to a hospital for treatment and evaluation after suffering from “extreme flu-like symptoms.”