Thursday, March 08, 2007

Wolves Updates 3/8

The Forbes' reporters who named Kevin McHale the #1 GM talk about their rankings:
"We're sports fans here," Gage said in a phone interview. "When we saw Kevin McHale shooting to the top of the list, we were scratching our heads."

"I think the results speak for themselves in that they are not what everybody would expect," Gage said. "They certainly don't hinge on anecdotal advice."

In response to his query yesterday, Mad Dog received a lunch invitation from the Jack Nicholson impersonator who was at Tuesday's game against the Lakers.

From Rick Alonzo/Pioneer Press:
Randy Wittman said after Tuesday night's double-overtime victory against the Los Angeles Lakers that he will use "feel'' to determine the point-guard rotation. That means veterans Troy Hudson and Mike James could be interchanged with rookie Randy Foye at any time in the game.

KG on playing 51 minutes and 9 seconds, his second highest total ever, in Tuesday's game:
"I told [Coach Randy] Wittman, `Don't sub for me. Let me pass out,' " Garnett said.

Greg White/HoopsWorld on how "Garnett's teammates" need to play as they did in the win over the Lakers in order for the team to make the playoffs.

From Sid Hartman:
Randy Wittman said he hopes the Timberwolves' 117-107 double-overtime victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday might be the start of something good for a team that has gone through a lot and has lost a number of close games.

Coach Wittman on the win:
"It's two games now that we've kind of played, from an offensive standpoint, the way I'd like to see us play," Wittman said. "Sharing the ball. Like I said to the team afterward, this is a team win."

From Charley Walters/Pioneer Press:
Timberwolves general manager Jim Stack is back in Minnesota after an 11-day, nine-country scouting trip to prepare for June's NBA draft. Stack watched players in Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Serbia and Israel.

Dime on the Knicks' Jerome James at MSG on Tuesday night:
Coming out of the locker room for warm-ups, Jerome was spotted by a group of kids, starting a round of, “Yo, that’s Mike James!” “Mike James, can I get an autograph?” “Mike James!” Jerome ran with it, turning around and saying, “Where’s Mike James?”