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Blatt played at Princeton under the famous Pete Carril. He played professionally in Israel. He has been the professional coach of the year in Israel and Russia, which he led to a EuroBasket title in 2007 over reigning Euro power Spain.
In 2012, he led an unimpressive Russian roster to the bronze medal in London, and he recently led a mediocre Maccabi Tel Aviv team to a Euroleague championship, a dramatic upset.
Saunders could make a safer choice than Blatt. But the imminent trade of Love allows the Wolves to think long-term. They’re not going to win anything next year without Love. They need to hire a coach who can make the most of a mediocre roster, and build the scaffolding of a winner.
Joerger might remind Flip of himself. Blatt would remind longtime Wolves fans of Bill Musselman, a coach who would fight to keep his team in every game, whatever the odds.
They could do worse.
We have proof.
|Philadelphia - WP: A. Harang||5||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: J. Zimmermann||3|
|Atlanta - LP: S. Marimon||5||FINAL|
|Toronto - WP: B. Cecil||6|
|Chicago WSox - WP: C. Sale||12||FINAL|
|Detroit - LP: A. Sanchez||3|
|Cleveland - WP: D. Salazar||4||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: P. Hughes||2|
|Cincinnati - LP: H. Bailey||2||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: C. Martinez||5|
|San Diego - LP: C. Kimbrel||6||FINAL|
|Chicago Cubs - WP: Z. Rosscup||7|
|Baltimore - WP: C. Tillman||4||FINAL|
|Boston - LP: C. Buchholz||1|
|Milwaukee||1||Bottom 8th Inning|
|Miami||0||Top 8th Inning|
|LA Angels||0||Bottom 7th Inning|
|NY Yankees||5||Top 7th Inning|
|Oakland||5||Top 8th Inning|
|Arizona||0||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Colorado||1||Bottom 1st Inning|
|Texas||0||Top 1st Inning|
|Milwaukee||85||4th Qtr 3:30|
|Pittsburgh||0||2nd Prd 19:40|
|Orlando City||0||2nd Half 30:00|
|Toronto FC||0||1st Half 5:00|
|Seattle||1||1st Half 35:00|
|Vancouver FC||8:30 PM|
|Real Salt Lake|
|Sporting Kansas City||9:30 PM|