Patrick Reusse made the case in yesterday’s Strib for bringing back Flip Saunders.
While it’s appealing to look at this 1-8 Timberwolves team and pine for the “good ol’ days” of first-round playoff exits, this is an urge that should be resisted.
Why? Because Flip Saunders just wasn’t that good of a coach. His tenure is Detroit proved it. He can coax good regular season performances out of his teams, but in 11 trips to the playoffs failed to produce a team that went beyond where it was supposed to go. Four times he lost series when his team had the home court advantage.
Randy Wittman is a bad NBA coach. But let’s try to find a coach that’s better than average to replace him, not a retread of someone who will only make the Wolves as good as they should be. Let’s try to find a coach good enough to raise the horizons even higher.