The Timberwolves still have a good chance of making the playoffs, but Monday's bad loss to Memphis hurt in a lot of ways. We broke it down on the latest Timberwolves Talk podcast. Download on iTunes or listen at startribune.com.
The Wolves have struggled against sub-.500 teams as well as Eastern Conference teams this season. That should make them extra wary of Wednesday's home game against Atlanta (7 p.m., FSN). Seven games to go to get to the playoffs — or not.
"It seems like many here wanted a coach who, A) won multiple national championships recently, B) was in his 40s, C) had some tie to Minnesota hockey, D) but also was an 'outsider', and E) could recruit kids from around the country. ... Gosh darn it, why didn't Coyle hire that guy?!?!"
"Luis-Tiant" commenting on startribune.com.
"From the best coach's hair in the game to the worst. Well played, Coyle."