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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:17 pm    Post subject: BREAKING NEWS: Thibbodeau fired

Wow. Fired after immediately a blowout victory over us too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:31 pm    Post subject:

I think the decision was made right after he stupidly had Towns in the game when the game was decided, that was pretty idiotic.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:47 pm    Post subject:

dysfunctional culture of losing piece of (bleep) franchise
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:48 pm    Post subject:

Would be hilarious (and sad) if they fire up the tank, now that we don't play them anymore.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 5:54 pm    Post subject:

On one hand, they can still make the playoffs, on the other hand, there are some franchise changing players in the draft.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 6:58 pm    Post subject:

Maybe they fired him after blowing out the Lakers because they anticipate Luke getting fired, and there is a coach they want to snag before the Lakers can.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:05 pm    Post subject:

he was a terrible hire in my opinion...he has proved to a be a man unable or unwilling to change or adjust his ways.....even when they are not working.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 5:34 am    Post subject:

OCWA wrote:
Maybe they fired him after blowing out the Lakers because they anticipate Luke getting fired, and there is a coach they want to snag before the Lakers can.


There's already a rumor they want to bring Hoiberg back. I know he has history with them but he didn't do to well with the young team that just recently fired him.

https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2814308-timberwolves-rumors-fred-hoiberg-hc-or-gm-candidate-after-tom-thibodeau-firing

I expected Thibs to get canned after that whole Jimmy fiasco and they're underwhelming start. I'm just surprised it took this long.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:42 am    Post subject:

his team should've beat Lakers by 50, hence, the firing.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject:

The Laker organization should have made an offer to be an assistant right after the Wolves canned him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:02 pm    Post subject:

Luke and Tom would make for a possibly effective "good cop/bad cop" coaching scenario.

lakersken80 wrote:
The Laker organization should have made an offer to be an assistant right after the Wolves canned him.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:57 pm    Post subject:

yeah he still has value as a defensive assistant where the head coach can keep him from going too far. But obviously after being a GM/coach combo theres no way he will go demote himself that far
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:26 pm    Post subject:

audioaxes wrote:
yeah he still has value as a defensive assistant where the head coach can keep him from going too far. But obviously after being a GM/coach combo theres no way he will go demote himself that far


Would he though? The clutching and fouling type of defense the Celtics played would be whistled into oblivion these days. Not sure of the answer but did the Wolves defense move even an inch with Thibs at the helm?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 5:43 pm    Post subject:

Yeah, he is going by reputation after the last couple of years if anyone wants him here.. I personally do not want him anywhere remotely close to the Lakers bench.. Our defense has been solid to great, especially when considering all the injuries to key players we have had to deal with constantly all year. I actually think we need more help offensively and with the simple offensive fundamentals of the game then we need any help on the defensive side.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:36 pm    Post subject:

Just imagine what they would have done to him, had the Lakers won?
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