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Mike Zimmer’s Takeover Of Vikings Starts

After working for two decades in the NFL to fulfill his desire to become a head coach, Mike Zimmer has finally reached the real deal. Minnesota Vikings training camp starts Friday, and the season opener is a little more than six weeks away.

07/23/2014

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Flip Saunders To Coach Timberwolves

Flip Saunders is moving down from the front office to coach the Minnesota Timberwolves. After the team’s coaching search was complicated by Kevin Love’s uncertain future in Minnesota, the Timberwolves decided the best course of action was to have Saunders.

06/05/2014

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AP Source: Joerger Won’t Coach Wolves, Staying In Memphis

A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Dave Joerger has decided to stay in Memphis with the Grizzlies and not go to Minnesota to coach the Timberwolves.

05/25/2014

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AP Sources: Wolves Get Permission To Talk With Joerger

Two people with knowledge of the situation tell The Associated Press that the Minnesota Timberwolves have received permission to interview Memphis Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger for their head coaching opening.

05/21/2014

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Jackson Joins Eden Prairie Wrestling As Associate Head Coach

Two of the best high school wrestling coaches in Minnesota history will be joining forces this fall.

04/30/2014

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Fired Coach Returns To MSU-Mankato, Team Refuses To Practice

Football players at Minnesota State, Mankato, refused to practice for their former head coach on Wednesday, greeting his reinstatement by an arbitrator by demanding that the interim coach keep the top job. Todd Hoffner returned to campus for the first time since the arbitrator ruled he was fired unfairly last year in the wake of a child porn investigation that ultimately cleared him.

04/16/2014

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Vikings Praise Zimmer’s Passion, Intensity

The Minnesota Vikings have the energy and enthusiasm of a team with a new coaching staff. The only results that matter are months away, of course. For now, the Vikings are buzzing about the beginning of coach Mike Zimmer’s period of influence.

04/15/2014

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Timberwolves Coach Rick Adelman To Miss Game

The Timberwolves say coach Rick Adelman will miss Monday night’s game against Houston due to personal reasons. While Adelman is away from the team, forward Kevin Love says he will be back in the lineup after missing one game with a bruised left quadriceps.

02/10/2014

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WCCO Interview: 1-On-1 With Vikings’ Mike Zimmer

New Minnesota Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer already has one of those “coach” voices, which sounds like he’s been straining his vocal chords for years. WCCO’s Mark Rosen had the chance to sit down with Zimmer after his news conference at Winter Park.

01/19/2014

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Vikings Introduce Mike Zimmer As Head Coach

The Minnesota Vikings announced Wednesday they hired Mike Zimmer to be the team’s ninth head coach, but it was official Friday morning when he signed his contract. Zimmer, along with team officials, held his introductory news conference Friday morning at Winter Park in Eden Prairie.

01/17/2014

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Vikings Fans React To Hiring Of Mike Zimmer

When the Minnesota Vikings let head coach Leslie Frazier go, many fans said they’d like to see a more fiery coach on the sidelines. It appears they’re getting their wish. Just down the road from Vikings’ headquarters, the lunch crowd at Joe Senser’s watched Wednesday’s reports with a mix of hope and weariness. “I probably have been disappointed enough times that I’m never that optimistic anymore,” said Vikings fan Matt Johnson.

01/15/2014

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In Vikings Coach Search, Zimmer A Favorite

The Minnesota Vikings have moved into the home stretch of their search for a head coach and Cincinnati defensive coordinator Mike Zimmer has emerged as a favorite.

01/13/2014

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Florida State Coach’s Son Treated For Fanconi Anemia At Amplatz

Before celebrating the BCS National Championship Monday night, Florida State’s head coach was celebrating a different victory. This battle had a much tougher opponent. Jimbo Fisher’s son, Ethan, was just 5 years old when doctors diagnosed with Fanconi anemia. It’s a very rare inherited blood disease that can cause a lot of problems, the biggest of which is bone marrow failure.

01/07/2014

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Vikings Fans Split On Frazier’s Firing

For Vikings fans, head coach Leslie Frazier’s firing was not a big surprise. Most seemed to agree on at least one thing – change was inevitable.

12/30/2013

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Vikings Fire Head Coach Leslie Frazier

The Minnesota Vikings announced that Leslie Frazier will not return as head coach for the much-beleaguered football team next season.

12/30/2013

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