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Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor sat before a throng of media, swallowed hard and said what many in and around the organization had been thinking for about nine years.
Goodbye, David Kahn.
Richard Pitino might not have been the first choice by Minnesota to replace Tubby Smith, and questions about favoritism could follow him the rest of his career.
A day after his son Richard Pitino agreed to become the next head coach at Minnesota, Rick Pitino proclaimed the 30-year-old up-and-comer “more than ready” for the challenge.
Richard Pitino was regarded as one of the nation's up-and-coming young coaches at Florida International and comes with a last name that draws immediate respect in all corners of college basketball.
Minnesota has picked Richard Pitino, the son of Louisville coach Rick Pitino, to take over for Tubby Smith.
Richard Pitino has built a resume as one of the nation's up-and-coming young coaches at Florida International and bears a last name that draws immediate respect in all corners of college basketball.
Where has the time gone?
Woeful Wizards. Not only does the phrase roll off the tongue much easier than Washington Wizards, it's an accurate description of current conditions. The NBA's only winless team is a national laughingstock, a punch line waiting to happen for comics, columnists and late-night TV hosts. What a joke!
For Shaun Livingston, it was like coming home. The 6-foot-7 free-agent point guard was signed by the Wizards on Thursday, and was on the practice court on Friday to start his second stint with the team. The Wizards released Jannero Pargo to make room on the roster.
On paper, the Washington Wizards are already a much better team than they were last season. That's not enough to impress coach Randy Wittman.
Randy Wittman will return as the Washington Wizards' coach next season, the team announced Monday.
As the days passed after the conclusion of the Washington Wizards' season, interim coach Randy Wittman possessed the steady countenance of an NBA lifer who has been through this kind of situation.
In his 2 1/2 seasons in Washington, former Wizards coach Flip Saunders often smiled wistfully when talking about the best player he ever coached, Boston Celtics star Kevin Garnett.
Thursday's season finale for the Washington Wizards is a study of two teams going in opposite directions.
"I can't fault their effort," Saunders said. "We played hard and did some positive things. We're playing better than we were a week ago. Now, we're competing at a good level. Now, what we we've got to do is put ourselves in a position to close out games, make free throws, make stops."
"Harrington killed us," Saunders said. "We have a great defensive sequence, and they throw it out to him at 30 feet, and he just throws it up there at the buzzer and it goes in."