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Continued: NBA Insider: Tim Leiweke ran hard, and ran infant Wolves well

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Other members from that original group have gone on to head sales at Old Dutch and the Mall of America and run everything from the Phoenix Coyotes to Kansas City’s Sprint Center.

“The difference was the people,” Leiweke said. “We were rebels and we were selling lots of tickets and doing great things in the community and we were thinking about life differently than anybody had ever thought about life.”

Wolves’ week ahead

Tuesday: 7 p.m. vs. San Antonio (FSN Plus)

Wednesday: 7 p.m. vs. Chicago (FSN)

Friday: 7 p.m. vs. Houston (FSN)

 

Player to watch: Joakim Noah, Bulls

Not only is he is the NBA’s most active interior defender, he just might be, with apologies to Kevin Love, the best passing big man around. The guy’s averaging 12.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.5 blocks and 1.2 steals.

 

Voices

"It hurts when I smile, and I want to smile all the time but I can’t."

Wolves guard Ricky Rubio, who is stitch-free after receiving 15 of them in his upper lip after being struck in the face during a game against Atlanta two weeks ago.

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