Maybe the T-Wolves brass read what Aron wrote last night about how they should can Randy Wittman. Or, maybe they just realized that he isn’t doing anything to help this 4-15 team win games. ESPN.com is reporting that owner Glen Taylor decided to make Wittman the fourth coaching casualty so far this season.
And in his stead, Taylor is putting Kevin McHale back on the bench. Taylor isn’t giving McHale the job until they find someone else. This isn’t an interim deal – it’s the real thing. Though McHale spent 31 games after Flip Saunders was fired on the bench, in which he put up a 19-12 record, he’s still something of a newcomer to coaching.
But in some ways, it really makes sense to have the former Celtic great on the bench. Think about every time you’ve heard about the Timberwolves interests in the free agent market or in the NBA draft. It always seems as if McHale is drafting a team under the auspices that he’s going to help develop the players.
“Kevin has assembled the players on this team, and believes in their talent and skill level,” Taylor said. “It is my expectation that Kevin will be able to get the most out of our team and our players in his new role as head coach. He has been involved in the NBA game for almost 30 years, is a tremendous teacher and has a wealth of basketball knowledge. I am confident that our players will respond to the new voice and perspective that Kevin will provide.”