Dwane Casey fired

Posted on January 23rd, 2007 – 4:05 PM
By Michael Rand

The Wolves coach is out. Randy Wittman will take over, the entire free world is now reporting (except for Timberwolves.com, which as of 4:30 p.m. still had a lead story of “Spotlight on Courtney,” about a member of the dance team.) Our brief thoughts, as we are hardly experts in the ways of the Timberwolves, are that there were all sorts of rumors this was coming before the Wolves got hot a couple weeks ago. The string of overtime wins delayed the inevitable. Was it fair? Probably not. Casey seemed to be improving, i.e. more consistent rotations and an increased understanding of when to use certain players. He’s less of a McHale fall guy than Flip, but that makes two coaches down, and McHale remains — a fact that will leave no shortage of heads unscratched around the Twin Cities. We’ve also long-believed that KG would be traded this season (a gut instinct, nothing more). It seems even more likely now. We’ll leave this thread up for the rest of the day, even if it did obliterate a fascinating post we had ready about McNuggets. Maybe tomorrow. For now, though, your thoughts. Did Casey get a raw deal? Is McHale’s continued presence perplexing, to put it mildly? Is KG outta here? Let’s hear it.

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