Reusse: Longtime Wolves fans set standards for return

  • Article by: PATRICK REUSSE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: April 16, 2013 - 3:18 PM

Jim Stanton owns The Wilds Golf Club in Prior Lake. This hasn’t been a grand spring for a businessman invested in a high-end daily fee golf course. Then again, he hasn’t been asked to write a check for Timberwolves playoff tickets.

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lindy_frank123Apr. 16, 1312:45 AM

Sorry about this comment folks but you long time ticket holders have got to be the most die hard, mislead, loyal fans in sports. I respect for that but having said that..will also add. Why are you still around after all these years? He's the worst owner in sports. The worst and it's the worst franchise in sports with the worst GM's past and present and I defy anyone out there to dispute it.

northstars91Apr. 16, 13 1:37 AM

Glen Taylor isn't even close to being the worst owner in pro sports, in fact I would suggest much otherwise. One thing you don't see Taylor doing is making threats to the community for stadium subsidies. The man has class and he get's it. I'll take Taylor as an owner ANY DAY over most of the owners through out the country. Taylor is a true die hard Minnesotan who cares #1 about Minnesota and he is loyal which is unheard of in this day and age.

jplamp9Apr. 16, 13 3:08 AM

To renew season tickets requires hope. That's in short supply with a team that doesn't have durable athletes, a GM that has drafted miserably and has no public relation skills and a top player who has attitude issues on top of some big leaks in his game. Flip would energize the fan base and the bar has not been set very high after Kahn and McHale.

kingsxmanApr. 16, 13 7:33 AM

Flips not going to energize the fan base. It will be thought of as more of the same. I've been a season ticket holder for 6 years now and next year will be it if there is not improvment. I need to see the following: * Adleman returns * If Adelman doesnt return then find another good coach. Not Terry Porter. Hopefully someone who's done it and won at the highest level to keep credibility. * Our own free agents kept. * Changes to training staff. We need to invest in making sure our athletes can stay healthy and are getting the best treatment possible. Somethings wrong there and has been for a few years. * Find a 2 guard who can get his shot. I dont even mind if Kahn comes back for 1 more year provided he's not making draft decisions.

jackpinenomoApr. 16, 13 7:36 AM

David Kahn is not the problem and deserves at least one more year. This season was lost before it began with all those injuries. The Wolves haven't had their starting five play together once this year. I like this team when healthy. Add someone who can score at will from anywhere on the court(like a healthy Brandon Roy type) and the Wolves can make a push. For once it's not management or coaching. It was all about staying healthy and playing together. Clearly that didn't happen.

MagicApr. 16, 13 7:43 AM

The NBA has been a dying sports the past ten years. People are sick and tired of 3-4 teams having a chance to win a Championship.

dmulville72Apr. 16, 1310:21 AM

Lindyfrank: Exhibit #1: LA CLIPPERS since Donald Sperling bought the team in 1981. Tell us again the Wolves have been worse.....

misterwittApr. 16, 1310:51 AM

The nucleus of the team, from draft picks to free agents, falls on the GM. He totally missed on the draft his first year and it has severely cost us since. Say we draft the trio of Rubio, Lawson and Curry. Paired with Pek & Love, we would have a very nice starting five.

justin1978Apr. 16, 1311:01 AM

Jackpine, the Wolves will have a guy next year who can score at will from anywhere on the court. His name is Kevin Love. He was the 4th leading scorer in the NBA in 2011-12. He was second leading rebounder. He led the NBA in free throws made per game and he was top 20 in 3's made per game. He also had a double-double in 48 of 55 games. He was one of only 3 guys in NBA who averaged 20 pts and 10 rbs (Howard, Griffin). K-Love went for 26 and 13. The Wolves won 9 of their last 15 games with Love in the lineup this year (2012-13) and that was without a healthy Ricky Rubio. If season ticket holders stuck with the Wolves the last few years of McHale and the 1st couple years with Kahn, now would be a terrible time to leave. If Love, Ricky and Pek all stay healthy, this team is in the playoffs. It will not be battling to get to the playoffs, it will be battling to see what playoff seed are they going to end up with.

jplamp9Apr. 16, 1311:04 AM

Lindyfrank - Wolves in the top 5 worst franchises unfortunately but Chicago Cubs and Detroit Lions even more inept. Clippers historically worse than Wolves but now they're light years ahead of them. Wolves 20+ year history and only once advanced past the first round of the playoffs, one great player in Garnett and hopefully Love/Rubio become franchise level talent.


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