Year-Round News & Updates on the Minnesota Timberwolves
About a month and a half ago, Timberwolves assistant coach Bill Bayno accepted an offer from the Toronto Raptors to join Dwane Casey's staff as an assistant coach. Bayno accepted the deal and left the Wolves with a position to fill.
Rick Adelman decided to promote his son David Adelman to be his fourth assistant coach. David's former position was as a player development coach and he worked a lot these past two seasons with Minnesota's Summer League squad, as the head coach.
It was announced yesterday that former TWolf Bobby Jackson will be joining the Wolves organization once again, this time as the new player development coach (replacing David and joining Shawn Respert).
Bobby played for Flip for a number of years in Minnesota, when Saunders was the head coach and Jackson also spent time in Sacramento and was coached by Rick Adelman. Clearly this was a guy that everyone feels comfortable with and feels comfortable joining the staff.
Bobby had been working with Sacramento these past few seasons, but because of all the coaching and front office turnover, his position within the organization was unknown, which led him to accept this offer from Saunders/Adelman to join the Wolves family, once again.
Also joining Minnesota will be Milt Newton. Milt worked with Flip in Washington and he'll now take over as the new general manager in Minnesota. Flip also saw an obvious and glaring need to upgrade the training staff, that's why he also hired Koichi Sato as the new strength coach.
New players, new staff, new front office and hopefully new/different results for this seemingly playoff-allergic Minnesota Timberwolves franchise.
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