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Minnesota Timberwolves win fifth straight - and without coach K...

There are 21 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Jan 10, 2009, titled Minnesota Timberwolves win fifth straight - and without coach K.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

This text is replaced by the Flash movie. Kevin McHale has said all along that the Timberwolves' recent resurgence was due to the players, not him.

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420 DuDe

Since: Feb 08

ST.Paul, MN

#1 Jan 10, 2009
Wow ..no way that can't be.......... Minnesota has a Basketball team :)

* shoot * for six guys !!
Tony Rozycki

AOL

#2 Jan 11, 2009
The bests sports run since the Mets won the pennant!
Albert

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Jan 11, 2009
You have to be a masochist to be a Minnesota sports fan.
Tony Rozycki

AOL

#4 Jan 11, 2009
(at 1st I thought this article was about McHale watching the game from the loo.)
Tony Rozycki

AOL

#5 Jan 11, 2009
It's healthy and it's called "rooting for the underdogs"!
Albert

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Jan 11, 2009
Tony Rozycki wrote:
It's healthy and it's called "rooting for the underdogs"!
No, it's called "Charlie Brown Attempting to Kick a Football".
Wendell

Somerset, WI

#7 Jan 11, 2009
Telfair at PG and Foye at SG is the key...Mchale actually knows how to coach, so there is positivity.
fracas

Tucson, AZ

#8 Jan 11, 2009
Nice to see the wolves win a game that seemed destined to be a loss. Usually it works the other way around and they lose a game that they had in their back pocket (the Dallas game as an example). I credit McHales steady, and gentler, hand at the helm. Wittman would go into "bark" mode whenever anyone screwed up. McHale simply tries to "coach them up" without ruining their confidence. Randy Wittman is probably the worst NBA coach, ever.

McHale is in the process of sending a really big message to Rashad McCants. Either play a team game on offense, and defense, or ride the pine. McCants seems pretty dense, to me, and he may not ever get it. Meanwhile the wolves are far better served by giving the "McCants minutes" to Rodney Carney, who certainly does "get it". McCants is a free agent after this season and it would appear that he will not be back, unless he has some sort of revelation between now and the end of the season.

Sorry to say, this winning streak will not go on indefinitely. Sooner or later the wolves will play a bad game, or a hot team, and the losses will come. They are a better team than many gave them credit for just three short weeks ago. The playoffs are not in sight this season, but with a little improvement, they could be in range for next year.

Congratulations to the wolves players and coach McHale.
William

Peoria, AZ

#10 Jan 11, 2009
can someone please tell me where Randy Whitless has done well as a coach and what the h311 did he do to deserve another shot at coaching????
Fur story Sick

Farmington, MN

#11 Jan 11, 2009
Check out the sick story in the "sports" section. This absolutely sick.... "Chris Niskanen: No premiums for pelts".

This is not a sport. Read below and then read about the folks that do this "for fun" and "to make hats". I am not a bleeding heart PETA member, but this practice is inhumane and discusting. It's amazing that people still think of this as "entertainment".

There are various types of traps, including snares, underwater traps, and Conibear traps, but the leghold trap is the most widely used. The American Veterinary Medical Association calls these traps “inhumane.”(2) This simple but barbaric device has been banned in 88 countries and in a growing number of states across the U.S. since 1973, including California, Florida, Rhode Island, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Washington state.(3) In 1994, Arizona banned the use of leghold traps on public lands. California voters prohibited all commercial leghold traps in 1998, and Washington voters followed suit, adding a ban on body-gripping traps, in November 2000.(4)

When an animal steps on the leghold trap spring, the trap’s jaws slam on the animal’s limb. The animal will frantically struggle in excruciating pain as the trap cuts into his or her flesh, often down to the bone, mutilating the foot or leg. Some animals, especially mothers desperate to get back to their young, fight so vigorously that they attempt to chew or twist off their trapped limb. This struggle may last hours. Eventually, the animal succumbs to exhaustion and often exposure, frostbite, shock, and death.

If trapped animals do not die from blood loss, infection, or gangrene, they will probably be killed by predators or hunters. Victims of water-set traps, including beavers and muskrats, can take up to 20 agonizing minutes to drown.

Because many trapped animals are mutilated by predators before trappers return, pole traps are often used. A pole trap is a form of leghold trap that is set in a tree or on a pole. Animals caught in these traps are hoisted into the air and left to hang by the caught appendage until they die or the trapper arrives to kill them. Conibear traps crush animals’ necks, applying 90 pounds of pressure per square inch. It takes animals three to eight minutes to suffocate in these traps.(5
John

Minnetonka, MN

#12 Jan 11, 2009
"...the wolves never caught up until Foye hit a 3 with 8:42 to play." Hey Seeholzer, doesn't that mean that Coach Sichting had them tied up in only 4 minutes after McHale got tossed??? Looks like we were better off with McHale in the locker room..which makes me wonder just how much coaching he has actually been doing.
Wolves fan

Rochester, MN

#13 Jan 11, 2009
Albert

Why don't you stop reading the T'wolves articles and just sit at home and look at your glass - which I am sure is only half full?

Could only listen to the game last night and was so annoyed it wasn't televised - particularly the fourth quarter. Would really like to have seen that!

Go Wolves! Way to go, Coach!
Pnk

Mississauga, Canada

#14 Jan 11, 2009
On an unrelated matter, since Mchale has shown a willingness to play character guys; may I suggest trading for Mike Conley? Many see him as a bust, much like Bassy. However, the Wolves has shown they will take chances and try to revive careers. Since he's available, try this trade, Conley for Rashad McCants and Calvin Booth. It worked on the ESPN trade machine, why not try this Freddie Hoiberg?? Conley seems to be a good guy, try another Chanucey Billups or a Bassy move!!!
Pnk

Mississauga, Canada

#15 Jan 11, 2009
PS

I used to root for Rashad, but he seems to be morphing into another Ricky Davis. I'm not rooting for him anymore.
Davis

Minnetonka, MN

#16 Jan 11, 2009
you people bashing Wittman must have been living under a rock. McHale is the same guy who forced Wittman to play McCants and to use Foye at the point. Now that McHale is on the bench and has "seen the light" you all want to crown him king of NBA coaches. This team might benefit from McHale's warm and fuzzy approach, but he is hardly solely responsible for this turn around. He put the mess on the floor in the first place and the verdict is out until they win against quality teams.
ladyv

United States

#17 Jan 11, 2009
hey the T'wolves won!! More than I can say about the Vikings!! Maybe these teams don't need a coach!!
ummmmmm

Eden Prairie, MN

#18 Jan 11, 2009
John wrote:
"...the wolves never caught up until Foye hit a 3 with 8:42 to play." Hey Seeholzer, doesn't that mean that Coach Sichting had them tied up in only 4 minutes after McHale got tossed??? Looks like we were better off with McHale in the locker room..which makes me wonder just how much coaching he has actually been doing.
McHale got tossed after the first quarter.
ummmmmm

Eden Prairie, MN

#19 Jan 11, 2009
Davis wrote:
you people bashing Wittman must have been living under a rock. McHale is the same guy who forced Wittman to play McCants and to use Foye at the point. Now that McHale is on the bench and has "seen the light" you all want to crown him king of NBA coaches. This team might benefit from McHale's warm and fuzzy approach, but he is hardly solely responsible for this turn around. He put the mess on the floor in the first place and the verdict is out until they win against quality teams.
And please, only use one moniker when you post, John.
Tiffany

Schuylkill Haven, PA

#20 Jan 11, 2009
the wolves should start rashad mccants
JOHN H TELFAIR 111

Brooklyn, NY

#21 Jan 20, 2009
i give kevin mchale credit, he now as the right starting line up on the floor, and the more they play together, the better they will get, i have to have a set line up, that way everybody know there rolls, and that breeds winning.

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