Wittman keeps wits about him

Wittman keeps wits about him

There are 22 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 16, 2008, titled Wittman keeps wits about him. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Randy Wittman might feel like he's reliving Groundhog Day, but unlike Bill Murray in the movie version, the Timberwolves' coach said he didn't wake up to the radio playing "I Got You, Babe" Sunday morning.

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the hard truth

Northome, MN

#1 Nov 17, 2008
Mr. Taylor, we know that Kevin McHale, for whatever reason, believes he is doing a good job. We also know that, for whatever reasons, you have given over all authority to him and seem to be willing to believe what he says. If your printing business insisted on producing business cards where a word was spelled wrong, and people ceased to buy your product, you would not defer to the judgment of the manager in charge. Perhaps that's because spelling is an absolute, whereas basketball is very often a judgment call. Nonetheless, a wise owner should be able to read the quality of the product through the sales and the attitude of the consumer. Why you cannot and do not I can only guess, and my best guess is that you have decided that screaming rabble are just part of the sports landscape, so you tune them out. Well, tune this out: You are currently the worst owner of a professional sports team in Minnesota history. The only question that remains is whether you will continue to behave in such a way that no one coming in the future will be able to reverse history's judgment.
road

Tekamah, NE

#2 Nov 17, 2008
The wolves are a mess right now. Wittman has little to show for his coaching efforts and needs to be let go. McHale--wow--can a person do any worse as a gm? It is laughable to think that we let B Roy go to Portland for R Foye. The Garnett trade a total disaster. OJ Mayo for K Love? Kevins work ethic is great but I am seeing Mark Madsen all over him right now.
Here is an idea for Wolves fans and for Glen Taylor-- keep McHale and when you are considering a trade or who to draft, get his recommendation.....and do the exact opposite. The Timbies would be contending right now if that policy had been put in place 3 years ago--and we would be looking at a championship banner or two if that policy was in place 10 years ago.
McHale--the laughingstock of the league and the worst GM in the history of pro sports. Someone had to say it.
homerhanky

Opa Locka, FL

#3 Nov 17, 2008
What kind of line up is that to start the 4th quarter? No wonder you lost. What a horrible coaching decision! Horrible.

“GO DUCKS!”

Since: Aug 07

Portland, Oregon

#4 Nov 17, 2008
Whittless in Minnesota does not show any type of plan on who he is developing for the future.

Stick with the trade that brought the team KLOVE and let him figure out how to score against the best players in the world now,

sitting KLOVE on the bench for most of the game again makes no sense for the longterm success of the team. He needs to be out on the floor with AL Jefferson.

Hey Whittless, maybe you should consider running a few pick and pop plays with Love, Miller and A Jefferson before they fire you.

Collins in the lineup now over playing your lottery pick?

Bad decision.
Bill Blair

Wichita, KS

#5 Nov 17, 2008
"McHale--the laughingstock of the league and the worst GM in the history of pro sports. Someone had to say it. "

Nothing ground breaking there. Has been said thousands of times. You're not the first
I Used2care

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 17, 2008
Let me be the first to say, "McHale is the laughingstock of the league and the worst GM in the history of pro sports. Someone had to say it. "
Zipper Gang JL

United States

#7 Nov 17, 2008
Please in future posts when the name of the TimberSkunks GM is mentioned type Kevin McFale, because as a GM he has been a complete and utter "Faleure". Most of his draft choices over the years have been failures, the good ones he trades away. Toss in the Joe Smith debacle, his coaching choices other than Flip Sanders and he screwed that one up royally, one bad decision after another. Attendance is down almost 6,000 fans a game because of what is being offered. Those who do pay for tickets are getting Walmart, but are paying for Nordstrom. He was a great college and pro player, but as a GM, a complete and utter flop. And it show on the court and their current record. Worst team in the NBA.
Elvis Presley

United States

#8 Nov 17, 2008
no we don't need brandon roy or oj mayo. flipping joke.
TheMaster

United States

#9 Nov 17, 2008
Mayo averaging 21 points, 5 rebounds. Looks like another Allen for Marbury or Roy for Foye masterpiece by McHale. McHale's series of bad moves will become legend in Minnesota basketball history. This is truly a historic time we live in, unfortunately for all of the wrong reasons.
Bill Blair

Wichita, KS

#10 Nov 17, 2008
Another lost draft pick:
Danny Granger 23.1 pts / 5.5 rebounds / 36 min per game
Rashard McCants 10.8 pts / 1.1 assists / 18 min per game
I Used2care

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Nov 17, 2008
TheMaster wrote:
Mayo averaging 21 points, 5 rebounds. Looks like another Allen for Marbury or Roy for Foye masterpiece by McHale. McHale's series of bad moves will become legend in Minnesota basketball history. This is truly a historic time we live in, unfortunately for all of the wrong reasons.
You forgot Wittman for Flip..
Sam

Mankato, MN

#12 Nov 17, 2008
Well I'm sure glad we traded O.J. Mayo for this guy and some other bums. It's not like the 1-8 Wolves could use his 21ppg right now, let alone his star power. Lookin' good Wolves.
Rizzo

United States

#13 Nov 17, 2008
Ummmm, Jim Stack is the GM of the Timberwolves, not McHale. Get it right.
Bill Blair

Wichita, KS

#14 Nov 17, 2008
Rizzo wrote:
Ummmm, Jim Stack is the GM of the Timberwolves, not McHale. Get it right.
Doesn't change the fact that McHale is responsibel for this mess. Get THAT right
Elvis Presley

United States

#15 Nov 17, 2008
witman is witless.
Zipper Gang JL

Mesquite, TX

#16 Nov 17, 2008
Rizzo wrote:
Ummmm, Jim Stack is the GM of the Timberwolves, not McHale. Get it right.
Then what is his job title, Operations manager, Cheerleader Coach, Glen Taylor's gopher, Player Personel Director, Teacher to 6'10'' rookies, PR Director? Or just head screw up for the organization?
What ever it is, everything with this team has been a McFaleure.
Jim B

Saint Paul, MN

#17 Nov 17, 2008
Why is Randy Wittman still coaching this team? The guy has a lifetime winning percentage of under 30% and more importantly, teams and player just do not seem to get better under his leadership. Wittman may be a fine assist coach and that's not a bad thing.

As a fan, why should I keep paying money to go see th Wolves? They have some useful players but they just don't seem to be responding to Wittman and they certainly don't look like they are ready to compete. Are Randy Foye and Rashard McCants getting better under Wittman's leadership? NO. Are the Wolves playing better in the second half - when a lot of games are actually decided? NO. Is Mike Miller playing like the veteran gunner we saw in Memphis and Orlando? NO. Do you get the feeling that the Wolves are improving from game to game and on the edge of "breaking out"? NO.

We've changed players and while the talent has gotten better (but still isn't great), we have seen nothing but same old, same old from Wittman.

A real head coach could do wonders for this team!
Dave H

Hillsboro, OR

#18 Nov 17, 2008
Living in Portland, Oregon I have watched Love since he was in 7th grade. He simply dominated in grade school and high school due to his size, strength, advanced skills, and basketball smarts. Really, he was truly awesome. Unfortunately, his lack of "athletism" is killing him as a pro. He is a quick study, so he will improve, especially if he hits the weights and becomes a hard body like Karl Malone. However, he'll never be the player in the pros that he was at the amateur level, sorry to say. The Wolves should have kept Mayo.
Isiah Thomas

Hastings, MN

#19 Nov 17, 2008
Kevin Mchale is a joke.
go young

Aliso Viejo, CA

#20 Nov 18, 2008
we've seen enough of love to know he's not going to be anything special in the nba. they should trade him. we may have 4 first round picks in the 2009 draft, could trade him for a 5th, and perhaps trade foye or mccants for a 6th/7th.

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