Wednesday, June 17th, 2009 at 1:22 am  |  26 responses

Report: Kevin McHale Out as T-Wolves Coach

by Marcel Mutoni

Officially, the folks in charge of the Minnesota Timberwolves organization are hemming and hawing when it comes to the future of Kevin McHale. However, one of their own players appears to have broken the news via everyone’s favorite social media platform.

According to Kevin Love and his Twitter feed, McHale is no longer the head coach in Minny:

Today is a sad day…Kevin McHale will NOT be back as head coach next season.

So, there you have it. After compiling a 24-58 record this past season, a year removed from an equally depressing 22-60 campaign, McHale is a goner.

I’m guessing that we’ll hear something from the team tomorrow morning.

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  • http://slamonline blaze

    I heard Hoiberg’s teddy bear had the job.

  • http://sandoonamoon.blogspot.com/ Superman_Osman

    Will you look at that, a + 2 season!

  • http://www.mrwiggleslovesyou.com Shu

    So I guess Bill Laimbeer is being considered for the job? And he did resign from the Shock head coach gig a few days ago. He deserves a chance to coach, no matter how bad his national rep used to be. He’s won championships as a player and a WNBA coach. He’s got to be worth at least a 2 year investment… And does McHale just retain his front office gig?

  • Jb

    Man they gotta hire Eddie Jordan. Please Lord

  • Oli

    EJ is with the Sixers now, sorry Jb

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com Moose

    Bill Simmons…..yeah, we know you want the GM spot.

  • http://www.hoopsmanifesto.blogspot.com Jeff Fox

    I’m shocked – McHale did such a wonderful job with the franchise for all those years (typed sarcastically).

  • Young C

    Its not like he tried to pay a role player $100 million under the table and cost them years of first round draft picks and trade away Brandon Roy and OJ Mayo or anything like that…

  • Young C

    Or fired Flip Saunders when he didn’t eserve it or fired Dwayne Casey when he didn’t deserve it…

  • http://www.facebook.com/jackgoodrich Jack

    Anyone know what Brandon Jennings is on about when he’s saying how they “did K Love”?

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Who was that former T-Wolves player who said McHale with his clipboard looked “like a little kid playing with his etch-a-sketch”? That probably sums up McHale’s coaching career.

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    Oh right, it was Anthony Carter. And the quote was: “”He didn’t really know all the X’s and O’s, but he had a good assistant coaching staff that was helping him out with a lot of plays. He kind of let us run whatever we wanted…He was trying to draw plays, and it was like a little Etch and Sketch. Like a kid just messing around. . . . He just gave the clipboard to the assistant coaches sometimes.”

  • http://Slamonline Jsoto

    Who cares

  • http://nbacheapseats.blogspot.com Chendaddy

    The Wolves were actually much sorrier than 24-58 before McHale took over, but they went on a decent run and were the hottest team in January before Jefferson got injured. Still, aside from picking Kevin Garnett, this was a guy who made draft picks based on watching ESPN College Gameday. Please get his late 80′s nemesis Bill Lambieer in there!

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    he sucked

  • http://shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    Actually, Laimbeer couldn’t do a worse job.

  • http://slamonline blaze

    bring back christian laettner!

  • http://www.slamonline.com Myles Brown

    See you in November Sam. And ill actually miss Kevin.

  • http://dsjklff.com Jukai

    Why doesn’t McHale just become Kevin Love’s personal coach? Teach him some of those up-and-unders!

  • http://www.clutchfans.net nick

    Mchale actually had the team playing well for a bit when he was coach before Al Jefferson’s knee exploded….don’t know if he could have done much better with that roster. But then, he did make the roster..so take that for what it’s worth.

  • http://slamonline.com Jacob J

    If they hire Bill Laimbeer the timberwolves will eventually become a badass defensive team!

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  • http://crashwallace.org nate the great

    bring avery johnson.

  • chintao

    It’s important to remember, that McHale is being fired for the same reason that Isiah was fired. Niether could win with the team he built. That represents a compound accumulation of failures.

  • chintao

    ^Nice punctuation and spelling, a$$hole….

  • Chris

    Boston Globe reporting that Amare is going to th L’Wolves for Al Jefferson and the #6….This is unbelievable. Dont know if its just speculation but they talk like its imminent but who knows now a days. Great deal for the Suns. Horrible for the l’wolves.