October 25, 1989
Rick Mahorn, who has refused to report to the Minnesota Timberwolves despite being under contract, arrived in Verona, Italy, to discuss playing for Glaxo Verona and is scheduled to begin negotiations with team officials today.
July 24, 1990
Three former Orange County basketball players--Johnny Rogers, Ronnie Grandison and Richard Morton--have cleared one hurdle toward making the Minnesota Timberwolves, but former UC Irvine forward Wayne Engelstad was released Sunday at the end of the team's rookie and free-agent camp. Rogers and Grandison, former UC Irvine forwards, and Morton, a former Cal State Fullerton guard, are expected to join the team for training camp this fall.
August 21, 2013 |
Former Laker Ronny Turiaf, currently with the Minnesota Timberwolves, attempted to one-up Kobe Bryant by jumping over a monster truck -- sort of. The spoof, released on YouTube via SportsNationESPN , parodies the 2008 video of Bryant leaping over a speeding Aston Martin. Turiaf does successfully jump over a truck outside of Staples Center -- except it's a small toy truck. Bryant's commercial for Nike's Hyperdunk shoes was certainly more impressive, but the dangerous stunt never happened -- it was produced in a studio with special effects.
November 23, 2013 |
Bring out your dead The Brooklyn Nets' season is unfolding a bit like owner Mikhail Prokhorov's favorite work of Russian literature. Anyone who has read Nikolai Gogol's "Dead Souls" knows that's not a good thing. The novel starts with its protagonist, Chichikov , spending lavishly to buy the "dead souls" of the townspeople's serfs in a convoluted get-rich-quick scheme that quickly unravels. Prokhorov is paying about $183 million in salary and luxury taxes for a fossilized roster that is hemorrhaging players as injuries and defeats mount.
November 29, 1990 |
Billy McKinney will leave his position as director of player personnel with the Minnesota Timberwolves effective immediately, the team and McKinney said today. McKinney was the first person hired in the expansion team's basketball office two years ago. He said he will explore several options, including an expanded team management role in the NBA or a career in sports broadcasting. McKinney has widely been reported to have been in a power struggle with Timberwolves Coach Bill Musselman.