Wolves Updates 4/25Britt Robson/On The Ball believes that Utah's Andrei Kirilenko would "make a gorgeous bookend next to Kevin Garnett as the Wolves' small forward." On Garnett to Chicago trade rumors, Robson writes:
Luol Deng's coming-out party in the Heat series may have effectively eliminated any chance of Minnesota dealing KG to the Bulls.
Owner Glen Taylor on which player the team would take if it had the top pick in this year's draft:
"Even if I knew we were z No. 1 today, I don't know if could answer that," Taylor said with a laugh. "There are two really need guys [available]."
Flip Saunders on Sam Mitchell being named "NBA coach of the year":
"I thought Sam has done an unbelievable job when you look at where that team came from," said Pistons coach Flip Saunders, who coached Mitchell in Minnesota. "He was basically a coach for me when he played, and I asked him to stay on with us, but he thought it was best to go out because he was so close to our players -- [Kevin] Garnett and those guys. He got a great opportunity in Toronto and he's made the most of it."
The Seattle Post-Intelligencer lists Dwane Casey as a potential candidate for the Sonics' head coaching position. Via True Hoop, Mike Seely/Seattle Weekly on his choice for Bob Hill's replacement:
Defensive-minded ex-T'Wolf coach (and ex-Sonic associate head coach) Dwane Casey is the only candidate for the floor job, in my opinion.