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Flip Saunders

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  • 76ers finally win, avoid matching NBA's worst start

    MINNEAPOLIS -- On the cusp of claiming a dubious place in the NBA record books, the Philadelphia 76ers found the breakthrough they sought for more than two months. The 76ers entered Wednesday with an 0-17 record, one loss away from tying the 2009-10 New...
  • NBA rookies aren't making a splash

    Flip Saunders coached a 19-year-old rookie forward named Kevin Garnett with the Minnesota Timberwolves in 1995-96, and that experience helped him devise a plan for the two teenagers on his current team. In June, Minnesota drafted 19-year-old Kansas...
  • Even lowly Timberwolves are too much for lowlier Lakers

    Before the last-place Lakers hosted the last-place Minnesota Timberwolves, Lakers Coach Byron Scott said the teams had something in common besides having won only three games so far this season. Minnesota, he said, is a club "we know is going to come in...
  • Randy Wittman can focus on coaching Wizards, not rebuilding them

    WASHINGTON — Randy Wittman did not want the job. The idea of receiving a promotion to replace a coach fired in midseason was awkward because he empathized: The Minnesota Timberwolves did the same to him four years earlier. Wittman also was...
  • View from Vegas: 76ers are a 1,000 to 1 longshot to win NBA title

    View from Vegas: 76ers are a 1,000 to 1 longshot to win NBA title
    I'm surprised it's not higher. The 76ers, expected to be the worst team in the league this year and maybe one of the worst in NBA history, are a 1,000-to-1 longshot according to R.J. Bell of Pregame.com. The over/under total on the 76ers number of...
  • NBA preview: Western Conference

     NBA preview: Western Conference
    (in predicted order of finish) 1. Spurs 2013-14: 62-20. Coming: Kyle Anderson. Going: No one of significance. Despite all of their sustained success, the Spurs have never won back-to-back titles. In fact they never had reached the NBA Finals...
  • NBA Coast to Coast: Rubio extension talks put Saunders in a quandry

    Talks were tense and tempers flared as the Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio's representatives tried to hammer out a contract extension before the Friday deadline, which isn't all that uncommon with the kind of big-money deal Rubio received in the...
  • Butler's ability to draw fouls a boost to Bulls' offense

    More often than not when reporters are granted access inside the Advocate Center gym, Jimmy Butler can be spotted shooting free throws. It's a good place for him to be. Butler won't always shoot a career-high 15 free throws, as he did in his...
  • Butler vows to remain with Bulls

    Butler vows to remain with Bulls
    MINNEAPOLIS — Before making his season debut and sinking the winning free throws with 0.2 seconds left, Jimmy Butler noticed a reporter moving a tape recorder closer to his face. "Yeah, get your mic closer," Butler said. "People say I'm chasing...
  • Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m. Saturday

    Preview: Minnesota Timberwolves at Miami Heat, 7:30 p.m. Saturday
    When/Where: 7:30 p.m., AmericanAirlines Arena. Tickets: Available at HEAT.com or 1-800-4NBA-TIX. TV: Sun Sports. Radio: 790-AM, 104.3-FM, 106.5-FM, 710-AM (Spanish). Scouting report: This opens the Heat's third consecutive back-to-back set, with a...
  • NBA Coast to Coast: Westbrook, LeBron speak; Rubio limps around

    NBA Coast to Coast: Westbrook, LeBron speak; Rubio limps around
    AROUND THE LEAGUE One week after surgery on his broken right hand, Russell Westbrook is upbeat about his recovery and trying to help his injury-riddled team find a way to survive without current NBA MVP Kevin Durant and himself on the court. Westbrook...