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He's getting personell control too?

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He's getting personell control too?
He's gonna have the exact same control Flip had.. He chose his GM as well. Which was your guy's assistant.
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As long as Lavine is considered unmovable like KAT and Wiggins I'm good
post #214 of 285
Couple first questions:

1. Does he want Rubio as his PG?
2. Who can Thibs talk into coming here now in FA?
3. What happens to our guy Ryan Saunders?
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Couple first questions:

1. Does he want Rubio as his PG?
2. Who can Thibs talk into coming here now in FA?
3. What happens to our guy Ryan Saunders?
Thibs is a defensive minded guy.. I can't see why he'd dislike Rubio.
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I imagine he's gonna bring in his own staff. So Ryan may be out of luck, Glen will find him a position within the org if he can't get another gig
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News conference introducing new Wolves coach/president Tom Thibodeau and General Manager Scott Layden will be 4 p.m. CST Tuesday at Target Center. Live coverage on FSN, NBATV and WCCO 830-AM.

Some interesting comments from Glen Taylor in a recent interview with Star Tribune:
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Why is Thibodeau the right guy?
There's never one reason. I liked his answer to one of the first questions I asked: What are the things most important to you? The first thing he said was 'I want to be the coach of an NBA championship team. That's my goal in life.' So I said OK, we start with that. This guy is probably going to outwork anybody else I know.

When Flip took over both coach and management jobs, you were reluctant. Has your opinion changed or did doing that again (here) get the deal done?

It's the way to get the deal done., but the arrangement isn't so much that Thibodeau is going to run everything. I hired him as coach, but I said we're going to hire a really strong GM. They understand it's a partnership; it's written in their contracts. It isn't the same as Detroit's with Stan Van Gundy or anybody else. The two of them signed on the same day, for the same length and they are hired as a team.

So who determines what?
On some decisions, Thibs will have the final say and on some decisions Scott will have the final say and we have it all written down. They're friends, they respect each other. They both have said it's highly unlikely that one will have to make a decision over the other.

Occasionally, somebody's got to make a decision, right? We've set up a way to do that and who will call it and it isn't the same person in all cases. Thibs has the president title. I understand that. It was important to him. It wasn't important to Scott. You'll find out Scott is a strong personality himself, and he wouldn't come here if he thought he was too much of a second fiddle.

How much did Thibodeau's defensive-minded nature appeal to you?
Yes, he knows defense. But he talked about all parts of basketball and what you have to do to get a championship team. He talked about cutting back on shots that aren't high percentage, about the importance of threes now, how the game is changing. He just talked about a lot of things. I could see he has a lot of flexibility within him, and I liked that because (the game) is changing.

He was known in Chicago for playing his players a lot of minutes. Does that concern you?
I talked to him about that and he said, 'Talk to my players and ask them.' I did not do that directly. I did that through some other people.

The speed with which you hired Thibodeau probably surprised people. Had you decided early who you wanted or did you do that to beat the competition in the search for coaches?
It was both. In fact, I said I wouldn't make an announcement until the season was over, but I had made up my mind before the season was over that I had to do this. I was going to do this. I jumped on a number of guys and talked early, so I was confident nobody was going to take another job without finding out first where they stood with us.


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This team needs a few quality veterans to prevent Thibodeau from murdering his incompetent bench and callow starters, and to provide mentorship and avenues of communication between the coach and the locker room.

It wouldn’t surprise me if the Wolves traded their draft pick. Even if that is not the way they choose to abet their veteran talent base, there are quality free agents on the market, including past Thibs favorites like Luol Deng, a 6-9 swingman currently starring in the playoffs for Miami, and Noah, a gritty big man who has been injury-prone but still tantalizes for his past versatility of skills, his inspirational leadership and his history with Thibs.
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I don't think they are fans of each other
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Nah Thibs will make that friendship work like a buddy cop movie.
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Enough can't be said about the Thibs hire. Excellent all around, equally excited about Layden too....

 

First off I want to state that imo Flip started this rebuild off in the right direction, whether it be drafting a not so sure thing in Lavin, to just not messing up the sure thing in Towns I feel he really put us in position to be competitive for the next several years. 

 

As far as the offseason goes, I am def in favor of trading our pick IF we get the right player in return, it would HAVE to be a starter.... Love to hear that Thibs is going to implement shooting 3's and create a system that works. What a time to be alive. 

post #222 of 285
Thibs in an interview with Timberwolves.com sounded like he and Flip talked about the job at some point. I still believe if Flip made it through and returned he would've hired Thibs as coach mean.gif that be crazy!
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I would have broken down in TEARS if we landed the 1ast pick. But with 5 I'm not sure if there is anyone avaible that would help. I'd expect someone to call Thibs and either offer him former players or offer 3 and D guys and moveable bigs.

Thoughts?
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Yeah, I agree. I feel like the chances of us moving the pick are pretty high.

 

Top 3-4 players at #5 for me would be

Murray

Dunn

Hield/Bender

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#5 pick to Chicago for a vet (or a similar situation) sounds almost too realistic laugh.gif

And better yet...

Gonna be interesting to follow, can't wait for this fall to be honest smokin.gif

Here is where it gets interesting with Thibs having the dual role (OK, along with Layden)....looking at this draft does Thibs the coach make the pass on another raw 19-20 year old to acquire a vet to win now....or does he do the benefit of the franchise right and take that 19 year old if he thinks his ceiling is massive 4 years from now? (hypothetical example of course)

I've got to think this team has major eyes on Hield at that spot...fills a need and was measured at 6'5'' in shoes with a 6'9" wingspan at the combine.
post #226 of 285
Unless they get a bona fide, can't miss offer/player, I'd rather they keep the pick. Stay young...they'll be able to lure free agents now. No point in rushing at this point with what we all have been through.
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post #227 of 285
KG should hang it up. He missed damn near the entire season.
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KG should hang it up. He missed damn near the entire season.


He's a coach making player money. Would you? :lol

post #229 of 285
After seeing the Bulls screw over Thibs and the fans, I have decided to switch my allegiance to you guys.

Cheers to Thibs, KAT, Wiggins, and LaVine
May there be more success to come in the future
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post #231 of 285
We got a lot of bandwagon fans incoming guys

****** gotta get certified and introduce themselves before any G pass is given out...

Thank you
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We got a lot of bandwagon fans incoming guys

****** gotta get certified and introduce themselves before any G pass is given out...

Thank you

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Everybody knows who the OG's are. But welcome!
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Toronto assistant Andy Greer is leaving to become the top assistant coach to Tom Thiibodeau in Minnesota, league sources tell @TheVertical.
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Toronto assistant Andy Greer is leaving to become the top assistant coach to Tom Thiibodeau in Minnesota, league sources tell @TheVertical.
This is big eek.gifpimp.gif

Minnesota has never been a bandwagon destination so we should welcome all bandwagoners with open arms.

This is also the first time in a really long time I'm look forward to the upcoming season way more than the draft pimp.gifpimp.gifpimp.gif
post #239 of 285
Not a Wolves fan, but if Dunn is available yall are gonna be sitting pretty .

Love the current roster, really felt only piece missing is a PG and 4.

Good luck tonight
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