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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Milt Newton’s job safe for now

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— Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glenn Taylor says he plans to keep general manager Milt Newton on through the draft and free agency to evaluate him fully.

Taylor has said all year long that he wanted to give Newton and coach Sam Mitchell the full season before deciding whether to bring them back. Both have been doing their jobs on an interim basis after the death of Flip Saunders in October.

Taylor said Friday he cannot fully evaluate the job that Newton has done until he goes through the process of drafting players and signing free agents. Once that is over, this summer, Taylor will sit down with Newton to make a final decision.

Comments

Harlan Hobbs 6 years, 6 months ago

Doesn't sound like much of an endorsement. If the Timberwolves don't want you, Milt, we would love to see you back at KU in some capacity. What do you know about football? We obviously could use a lot of help there. Also, if KU ever needs to hire a new Athletic Director, you should be on the short list of candidates.

Kristen Downing 6 years, 6 months ago

I watch the Timberwolves a lot because of Wiggins. Saunders was a way better coach than the interim coach. Strange that Milt would be blamed for a poor coaching job. Maybe they were a package deal?

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