NBA Obsessed takes you into the hit and run game of NBA Basketball.
The Timberwolves have made a number of player moves this off season and will be a completely different team and hope to soon add a new coach. It will be a National Basketball Association team makeover and it won’t come without some hard feelings.
It seems that there was good reason for Kevin McHale, the old GM and Coach, to hit the road or none of this makeover would have happened.
Taylor told The Associated Press on Sunday that the financially motivated trades Kahn has made this summer that have jettisoned veterans Mike Miller, Randy Foye, Mark Madsen, Craig Smith and Sebastian Telfair probably would not have sat well with former coach Kevin McHale, who brought all those players to Minnesota when he was the boss.
Kahn told McHale in June that he would not return to coach next season, but he refused to divulge his reasons for making the decision in a news conference after it was announced.
“It’s probably a little bit more obvious why he would have had trouble with Coach McHale,” Taylor said Sunday after a visit to Vikings training camp in his hometown of Mankato. “Some of those guys were really his favorite guys.
Rubbing Kevin McHale the wrong way is not the only remaining issue for the Minnesota Timberwolves and GM Taylor. Not only do the Timberwolves need a coach, now that McHale is gone, but they also have the Ricky Rubio situation to deal with.
Ricky Rubio wants to play for Minnesota and who knows why, but he does, but he is still under contract to his team in Europe. NBA rules prevent Minnesota from being able to pay enough money to get Rubio out of his contract.
Maybe this year we find out if this is a different Timberwolves team in the post McHale era.
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