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Continued: Souhan: Saunders' double duty is a risky business

  • Article by: JIM SOUHAN , Star Tribune
  • Last update: June 6, 2014 - 12:39 AM

1) He’ll fall in love with coaching again, and try to keep the job along with his executive duties, leaving the Wolves undermanned when competing with real NBA franchises.

2) He’ll believe that he can coax Love into signing a new contract.

Love has no reason to stay. Saunders can’t change that.

Because Love visited Boston and is sure to visit other NBA cities during his Summer of Spite, Minnesotans will find it easy to hate him.

Folks: He’s not spurning Minnesota. He’s spurning the Timberwolves. He is demonstrating sanity.

Why would Love stay?

The winters are brutal. The team hasn’t won. The team isn’t prepared to win. The team, like many of us, underestimated his value and growth potential.

Saunders the owner and executive needs to trade Love before Saunders the coach starts drawing up plays for him.

 

Jim Souhan can be heard weekdays at noon and Sundays from 10 to noon on 1500 ESPN. His Twitter name is @SouhanStrib.

jsouhan@startribune.com

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