Hoiberg worked in Minnesota's front office following his retirement as an National Basketball Association player, and Wolves owner Glen Taylor has a well-known affection for him, according to league sources.
Young received a big compliment when the game ended, as 12-time All-Star Dwyane Wade, who is retiring after the season, took his jersey off at halfcourt and made a swap with the Atlanta rookie.
"You really don't get much sleep, getting thrown into this thing", Saunders said Tuesday morning, January 8, at the Timberwolves' shootaround. After a contentious battle with star guard Jimmy Butler who demanded a trade, the Timberwolves never recovered from their lack of team chemistry. "I think (Saunders) is going to be great". Everyone believes in him, respects him, trusts him.
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The youngest coach in National Basketball Association history is Dave Debusschere, who acted as a player-coach for the Detroit Pistons at just 24-years old in 1964. Ryan has been an assistant in Minnesota for the past five years, working under his father for several years after Flip was re-hired by the organization in 2013. "I'll be careful about how much I want to implement and then I'll be speaking to the guys, too, and trying to get their gauge on things as well".
Hoiberg has been a rumored target for UCLA's head-coaching job. So far, the transition hasn't been a problem in large part due to those around him. "We just lost against a bunch of teams that we're a better team". "We've got a good group of people that make things a lot easier..."
"I'm hurt because Thibs is not here", Rose said. And everyone involved - players, coaches and staff - know that. "It's been insane", Jones said.