Back to Back ROY’s for the Wolves – Who will be coaching them?

In the coming days, Karl Anthony Towns, Timberwolves rookie power forward, will unanimously be chosen as the NBA’s rookie of the year – the second straight year the Wolves will have won the award (Andrew Wiggins in 2015).  Karl Anthony Towns sweeped this years monthly Kia rookie awards in the Western Conference – following in the steps of Damian Lillard and Blake Griffin as others who’ve accomplished the feat in recent years.

Within a matter of a week, the tide seems to be turning for the Wolves.  Owner Glen Taylor has let veteran “country club” member Sam Mitchell go as head coach – a position he fell into due to the unfortunate death of Flip Saunders.  But even with some late season momentum, Sam Mitchell was not the right person for the job if you followed the Wolves throughout the whole season.

I simply can’t remember a time when a vacant Timberwolves head coaching position was considered by most across the country as one of the most intriguing opportunities in recent time.  Why is that?  The team has two of the youngest NBA stars on its roster, along with some intriguing supporting assets – it’s just a youthful team looking for that coach that can transform them into men and become a playoff team once again.

There are rumors that this weekend Glen Taylor will be interviewing former head coaches Jeff Van Gundy and Tom Thibodeau – could it be that indeed Glen Taylor ( will indeed save himself?  It sure looks like it.  We shall see if Glen truly can overcome his loyalty to a fault and make a great outside hire.


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