Obscured amid the chaos of the world shutting down, emerge the barely-perceptible buds and blossoms of a remarkable turnaround. In his short 14 month tenure, Minnesota Timberwolves President Gersson Rosas has made a Turkish bazaar look sedate. He has wheeled and dealed the downtrodden franchise into a promising and even enviable position for next year.
When Rosas arrived, the Wolves were mired in salary cap hell, a mere $3 million short of the luxury tax. A very informative analysis by Dane Moore displayed...
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Monday Miscellany is a weekly-ish column with no real focus or direction. A mix of news, politics, sports, culture, media, reviews, trivia, local events, puppy GIFs, stuff I saw on Reddit/Wikipedia & some other items perhaps only tangentially related to Minnesota. If this column has a purpose, it would be to provide you, my dear reader, with (A) a brief escape from the monotony of your Monday morning/afternoon chores and duties, and (B) some topics to talk about should...
Most of us Minnesotans follow at least one sport. We follow our favorite team(s) by several means like watching them on television, listening to them on the radio or following the team through our mobile devices. Some would rather attend a live sporting event in person to cheer on their favorite team(s).
Recently, Wallet Hub published
their 2016 rankings for the top sports cities in the U.S. They ranked 423 sports cities based upon several factors, including: number of sports bars, performance of the team(s) in that city and the average...!--more-->
As has become a common theme in Minnesota sports recently, Timberwolves fans didn't have much to cheer about last season. The hapless Wolves endured one of the least productive regular seasons in the team's 26-year history, winning just 16 games while missing the playoffs for the 11th straight year.
One bright spot for the Wolves was Zach LaVine. The rookie out of UCLA showed flashes of promise on the court during the regular season while filling in at starting point guard for the oft-injured Ricky Rubio. He saved his best tricks for All-Star Weekend however, winning the 2015 NBA Dunk contest with a performance lauded...
The sporting world learned of Minnesota Timberwolves' coach, president, owner and adopted son Flip Saunders' cancer
in August and Sunday we were saddled with the terrible news of his passing.
Former Gopher Philip “Flip” Saunders, 60, had been described as an ambassador for basketball and a "basketball lifer." Fans and players reminisced about Flip's impact after news broke of his passing due to Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Saunders played point guard and coach-on-the-floor for the Golden Gophers from 1974-1977 as an important player in a strong era of Gopher basketball....!--more-->
The two major league basketball teams in the state of Minnesota have both recently made moves to bolster their respective rosters.
The Timberwolves and its sister club, the Lynx both acquired new players, hoping to provide both leadership and statistical improvement.
The Wolves made the signing of 39-year-old point guard Andre Miller official Aug. 3, a move that is much more likely to bring poise and leadership to the backcourt behind Ricky Rubio and Zach LaVine than outright production. He looks to be the guard equivalent of KG's frontcourt mentorship and ...