Not accustomed to losing, Rambis asks for more time

  • Article by: JERRY ZGODA , Star Tribune
  • Updated: March 19, 2011 - 1:44 AM

The Wolves, who lost again late Friday, are suffering through another miserable season, leaving some to wonder if the coach's days are numbered.

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viclavaMar. 18, 11 9:57 PM

No regrets for finishing in the craphole of the NBA? Oh great. Another losing season straight ahead of us. Can you say Golden State Warrioris.

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e9999999Mar. 18, 1110:38 PM

we probably aren't playing to our talent level, though how many young teams do? inconsistency is the hallmark of a young team; we're the youngest in the league. johnson has received some playing tips from kobe and is playing very well tonight. rambis knows the game, if ya think he doesn't you're just wrong.

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jimnachMar. 18, 1110:38 PM

Changing coaches is not the answer. The T-Wolves need better players. Glen Taylor messed this team up with the Joe Smith fiasco. The coach does not throw the ball away or take dumb shots - the players do. Most games you can clearly tell that the Wolves are over-matched from a player skill perspective.

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Daniel888Mar. 18, 1110:41 PM

The fact that Rambis wants more time is a good sign of his tenacity. They need to keep him for all 4 years and see where they are at then.

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hatesredstarMar. 18, 1111:25 PM

The Wolves have a head coach who was a 12 minute a game guy in his career and has carried a clipboard for Phil Jackson...big deal. They have a general manager picking the players who was a gopher for Donny Walsh and was out of the league for 7 FREAKIN YEARS before Glen Taylor decided he was the genius to resurrect his DEAD franchise. The team President/CEO is the son in law of the owner. Glen doesn't take this team seriously so I haven't either. I love basketball and the NBA and only wish Glen would decide it merits a real effort.

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robcole24Mar. 18, 1111:26 PM

I dont think Phil Jackson could coach this team to win. They are young, give them time. Although im not convinced Rubio has the golden ticket.

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lapryorMar. 18, 1111:29 PM

He deserves more time. Not his fault the GM doesn't get him some players. Sign him to a 10 year contract and get him some help. He is a good coach.

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e9999999Mar. 18, 1111:35 PM

good game, ya can see how talented the team really is, with more talent yet on the way, in rubio or his trade value, and another top pick. the lakers have been the best team in the league the last 10-12 games, and we're keeping pace, in los angeles.

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myhrepMar. 18, 1111:36 PM

Yes, we have a young, below average team, but I think Rambis has also done a poor job coaching: 1. The triangle offense has only been sucessful with a handful of teams (mostly Jacksons), and have always had a bonafide superstart. Rambis has shown zero adaptability with this team, who has no shot to run the triangle successfully on a regular basis. 2. Even for a bad team, I have been very surprised at how poorly this team plays defense, especially considering that Rambis was such a hustle type guy as a player. The youth of the wolves should at least be able to equate with quickness, hustle, and stamina on the defensive side of the ball. I do think this team could be slightly better (not great, but 5-10 games better) with a different coach.

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Daniel888Mar. 18, 1111:49 PM

Darko just turns and throws the ball up hoping it goes in.

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