Hoiberg and Babcock Named Assistant GMsThe Wolves today hired Fred Hoiberg and ex-Raptors GM Rob Babcock as assistant GM's for the team.
"For Fred, he is doing a tremendous job in transitioning from being a player to a front office executive. Hopefully, he will continue to grow and learn in this new role," vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale said in a statement. "Rob is someone who is very knowledgeable about the NBA, and has been here before so he knows what we do. Both of them were a great help in our preparations for this year's draft."
If something happens to McHale, I can only hope that Hoiberg is the first-runner up.
Sam at SLAM Online thinks this move is a sign that "the T-Wolves want to lose."
Update: The Star Tribune has more on the hirings.
Both Hoiberg and Babcock will be heavily involved in scouting and draft preparation...
Hoiberg's mandate back in April was to learn both the basketball and business side of the operation. Most of his job will focus on basketball operations.