When Milt Newton was finishing up his graduate studies at Kansas, he told anyone that would listen that his goal was to one day become an NBA general manager. It took him 22 years to get there, but Newton has finally arrived. That the opportunity is coming in the place where his wife grew up and under the man he befriended while they worked together in Washington made it worth the wait.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday they’ve promoted David Adelman to be an assistant coach and hired Bobby Jackson as a player development coach. Adelman spent the last two seasons as the team’s player development coach and spent this summer coaching the Timberwolves in the NBA Summer League.
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.
Corey Brewer has tried everything in his career to put some weight on his 6-foot-8 frame. He has lifted weights, changed his diet, even indulged in deep fried Snickers bars at the Minnesota State Fair early in his career to try to add a little bit of bulk to a comically skinny body.
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 announced Friday they’ve officially signed center Nikolai Pekovic to a new long-term deal. Pekovic signed a five-year contract. Team policy states terms of the contract are not disclosed, but it’s believed to be worth $60 million plus incentives.
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 will open the regular season at home for the 13th straight year. But they will not play San Antonio in Minnesota next season. The Wolves announced their schedule on Tuesday.
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced their preseason schedule on Monday, and it includes two games at Target Center. The Timberwolves will open the preseason slate on Oct. 7 at Target Center against CSKA Moscow.
Andrei Kirilenko took a $7 million pay cut when he opted out of a deal with the Timberwolves to play for the Brooklyn Nets and Russian owner Mikhail Prokhorov.
Looking to get up close and personal with the Minnesota Timberwolves before the NBA season gets started? They’re holding their annual caravan for fans in a few short weeks. The Timberwolves will start their Summer Caravan in Rochester on Aug. 13.
Kevin Martin learned a lot in his one year in Oklahoma City, about playing for a contender, about using team defensive principles to account for individual weaknesses and about tailoring his game to what’s needed from him. The simplest truth turned out to be the most important to him — life is a whole lot easier playing alongside a couple of stars like Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook. Now he’s hoping Kevin Love and Ricky Rubio will have the same effect in Minnesota. “After playing with Kevin Durant and Russell, I wasn’t going to another team without a superstar,” Martin said on Saturday. “It just elevates your game and makes your life a lot easier.