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Jackson rolled into town while riding shotgun in Holzman’s convertible with Red’s wife, Selma, in the backseat. Their drive back into the city was disrupted when someone on an overpass threw a rock that cracked the car’s windshield.

Jackson said Holzman looked up and told him New York City isn’t the easiest place in the world to live but added, “But if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.”

Those words, of course, echo the now-famous song written a decade later for the film “New York, New York” and recorded after that by Frank Sinatra.

“That is where the phrase started, I swear,” Jackson said at his introductory news conference. “So we are going to make it here.”

That’s Professor Kahn to you

Ever wonder what happened to former Timberwolves president of basketball operations David Kahn?

Well, for one thing, he’s teaching a weekend class next month at alma mater New York University on the art of negotiating the big deal in sports, entertainment and real estate. Insert your own line here.

All you need is three days of your life and $750.

The Wolves’ Week Ahead

Sunday: 2:30 p.m. vs. Phoenix (no local TV)

Monday: 7 p.m. at Memphis (FSN)

Wednesday: 7 p.m. vs. Atlanta (FSN Plus)

Friday: 7 p.m. vs. L.A. Lakers (FSN)

Player to watch:

Eric Bledsoe, Phoenix

Wolves didn’t see the other half of Phoenix’s dynamic all-point guard backcourt the first two times they played because of Bledsoe’s injury, but barring something unforeseen, they will this time around.

Voices

“When I saw him hanging on rim, I was like, ‘Is that J.J.?’”

Ricky Rubio on teammate J.J. Barea’s basket interference call after he tried a tip-dunk Wednesday at Dallas.

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