News And Notes
One-time Minnesota Wild CEO and pro sports deal maker Jac Sperling is helping advise MSFC Chair Ted Mondale on a Vikings stadium.
A whole lot of basketball, high school, college and might the Timberwolves look towards a seasoned veteran to lead? That’s what makes up this week’s news and notes.
The only thing keeping U of M basketball coach Tubby Smith from signing an extension is the semantics of getting all the paper work. The terms have been agreed to, although that doesn’t mean other teams won’t keep calling.
If Phil Jackson steps down as coach of the Lakers, don’t look for the Timberwolves and former Lakers assistant Kurt Rambis to get serious consideration as has been often speculated.
One incentive for the Minnesota Wild to make playoffs, at least from owner Craig Leopold’s standpoint, each home game in the playoffs can be worth $1.5 million. And that’s pretty much pure profit.
On a recent visit to Florida, WCCO caught up with Cretin Derham Hall and former Heisman Trophy winner Chris Weinke who is now in charge of the Madden Football Academy to develop high school and college age prospects.
While some inside the Vikings are not high on Vince Young as a potential quarterback, at least one NFL insider believes he would be a great fit (because of Leslie Frazier) and is worth strong consideration.
Look for Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to make an announcement soon about a major renovation project inside and outside the Target Center. It will be partnership between the city of Minneapolis, the Timberwolves and the Anschutz that runs the building.
Devoe Joseph is intent on transferring to Oregon but the truth is with grades due out Jan. 18 he probably would not have been academically eligible to play basketball at the University of Minnesota.
In this week’s News and Notes, a celebrity spotting at a Timberwolves game and what’s ahead for the Vikes during their off season.
Now that the dome is deflated, the Vikings have some new found momentum. They may make a play for partnering with the state to pay for a new home, as opposed to a county or city.
If you’re keeping score in the search for a new University of Minnesota head football coach, know they’ve narrowed it down to about 20 candidates.
Your latest sports headlines from the mouth of Mike Max.