Donovan rumored to be top candidate for Timberwolves

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  1. dailydoublecat

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    None of you really believe that he is going to leave do you? Come on now...........Billy's wife would kill him!

    Jeff
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    I'm not sure how much of a head case he is, but I was terribly disappointed at that GIF floating around. Bad manners.

    If the Clippers put three more whippings on the Warriors, it will make the axing easier. The players really like Jackson.
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    Agree. Also think the press is mainly so helpful in college because of the number of inexperienced and often mediocre point guards. Ones in the NBA wouldn't bat an eye against pressure like that.
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    I always same the same. You can't press high skill, high talent players. It would be a fast break lay-up/dunk lines with scores in 160's. We pressed against every team this year. You might be able to get way with in against 3 or 4, but a team like the Clippers would eat it alive with just Paul alone. Plenty of other point guards that can easily break the press single-handedly.
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    PTI said Hoiberg, Izzo and Donovan. They went on to say that Hoiberg and Izzo did not seem realistic to them.
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    Donovan sure the hell isn't realistic either! They will go with a recycled NBA coach.....they need to leave Donovan alone!

    Jeff
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    Has Billy been asked to comment on the rumors?
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    Minnesota isn't even a lateral move. At best, it's a step down. Minnesota is a hockey state anyway.
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    yeah.....even if you win, you're in minnesota

    there's only like 2-3 months of the year when it is not below 50 degrees.
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    Pressing in the NBA? The NBA is all about player energy management, greatest results for least energy expended. Big difference from the college game. The opposite of Billy's game. Not that he couldn't coach differently, he may even find that as a real challenge.
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    I don't think he'd leave to coach in Minnesota, but it'll probably happen eventually. That's why I just try to enjoy each year of Gator basketball.

    As much as I just can't see him realistically leaving, you'd have to think that somewhere down the line he'll be "intrigued" by something enough to make the jump. But he just seems so content in Gainesville and keeps coming back.
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    Sure, its cold. But I'm not sure if that makes it one of the "5 worst jobs." The Twin Cities are one of America's best kept secrets; rich in culture, arts, education. According to this metric, Minneapolis ranks the 12th best American city (St. Paul #10), above New Orleans, Atlanta, Houston, Oklahoma City, Philly, Milwaukee, Chicago, San Antonio (I'm surprised about this one), Indianapolis, Charlotte, Dallas, Phoenix, Oakland, Cleveland and Los Angeles. Memphis, Detroit, Orlando and Sacramento were not ranked among the top 50.

    Forbes ranks Minneapolis as the 17th fastest growing city.

    Forbes #23 City for Business and Careers

    #8 Best city to relocate to

    I don't live in Minneapolis/St. Paul. I also am not suggesting Billy should take the Timberwolves job. I just do not understand your perfect enemy's suggestion that it is one of the 5 worst NBA jobs. Maybe there's something else to that?
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    @gatordavisl Perhaps it is growing so fast because it is so cold people have nothing better to do for 8 months, but to stay inside and....well....make more people....ahem. ;)
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    As Bill Simmons likes to put it, in one word: "Kahn."
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    After spending a long St. Louis winter stuck indoors with four children, let me tell you that frigid weather is no incentive to reproduce. Give yourself a manual vasectomy with scissors and dental floss, sure, but not reproduce.
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    Well I thought I explained why it's not a good job pretty well earlier and I'm not saying it's a bad city by any stretch for a normal person, but outside of Joakim how many NBA players care about a city being rich in culture, arts and education or being a a good city for business and careers?

    Since you seem to to keep questioning my suggestion, name 5 NBA head coaching jobs better than the wolves
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    Minneapolis has won many pro titles.

    As the Lakers.

    With George Mikan.
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    If I missed your subsequent explanation, my bad. As for players caring about culture, etc. I thought we were talking about Donovan and his motivations for taking the job? I understand that the ability to attract players is tied to the coaching gig, but is not the only factor. Professionals such as Donovan might care about business and career. As for your final question, I'll assume you mean 5 worse jobs. My list would include:

    1) Knicks - have been an absolute mess of a franchise. Phil might right the ship, but that's no guarantee. Has he ever been a team Prez before? Do you want to be the coach with the sage Jackson looking over your shoulder, seemingly ready to take over the reigns if you fail?

    2) Philly - 19 wins/63 losses; don't need much more rationale here, but there is not a single star on the roster. They are just bad.

    3) Milwaukee Bucks - 15 wins/67 losses; Milwaukee is probably a decent town, but this franchise is worse than the 76ers? Now that's bad.

    4) Orlando Magic - Get to live in Mouse town, but that's no major incentive. I'd much rather live in Gainesville than Orlando. And yes, I'd live in Minneapolis over Orlando. Much richer culture. Their roster consists of players who belong on milk cartons, because nobody's seen them. Management has consistently been a failure, losing their best players to bigger markets. They are such a great franchise that they have lured the great . . . Jacque Vaughn to be their coach! Umm what? Sorry Magic fans, but your franchise is a mess.

    5) Utah Jazz - their roster is a who's who of failed elsewheres. Salt Lake City is a beautiful place to visit. Would I want to move my family there? No.

    Those are the first five. I'd also suggest that Houston has an appealing roster, but I'd hate living there. Toronto poses unique issues. Oklahoma City boasts a contending roster, but do you want to move there? New Orleans is a fantastic town . . . to visit. And do you want to be the coach of the Pelicans? Then there's Cleveland. You could live in Cleveland and coach the Cavs . . . or not. Memphis is good for barbeque and blues, but . . .

    I think there are several NBA gigs that one could argue against. As Gator fans, we would tend to be hyper critical of any team wanting to hire BD. That's just human nature. I still disagree that the T-wolves are one of the 5 worst jobs.
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    Billy is not moving up north. He just got Horford to transfer I doubt he does that then leaves. He is close with their family, he would have let him go elsewhere if he thought he may take an NBA job.
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    Common sense lol. Minnesota is not better than Orlando...no one has EVER been excited about vacationing in Minnesota but Marshall from How I met. Dude the last part was just reaching. These arguments were terrible. Minnesota is in the freezing cold, not nearly the city you make it to be, a terrible franchise, their best player is about to dip out. Yes..it's easily one of the five worst jobs.

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