Editor’s Note: This article was written before last night’s 101-91 victory over the Miami Heat. Slight edits/adjustments have been made to compensate.
I’ve recently found it harder and harder to collect my thoughts and objectively attempt to cover a team that displays such a putrid effort on a nightly basis. In fact, the most consistent thing about this 5-29 Wolves squad is our glaring lack of desire and heart out on the court on a daily basis. Dwane Casey may have been fired last year for being too “inconsistent”; but I’m not sure Glen Taylor & Company were bargaining for a coach that is consistently bad, which is what we’ve got in Randy Wittman. Then again, they are all buddies so who really knows what's going on.
I’m not at the stage where I’m apathetic enough to no longer care, and I’m also not yet extremely angry about what’s going on during the games. It’s true that watching the Wolves has been pretty depressing of late, but going into the season I expected a heavy dose of losing. Anyone that thought we wouldn’t lose a majority of our games was merely kidding themselves, or a tad bit delusional. My contention is that I did not think this team would accept losing to the degree that has been happening lately. Most nights the Wolves are a sad, sorry lot that looks like they’ve already managed to lose the game before tip-off. It does not appear that our team is adequately prepared heading into games, nor do they have competent leadership; be it on the court or at the top of the organization. When it comes down to it, I’m a die hard fan that will support this club to the bitter end, but if the Timberwolves Organization does not start turning things around soon, they will find themselves losing the attention and financial support of a large group of the fair-weather fans. I’m not using “fair-weather fans” in a derogatory way, but every sports team has its fans that support the team when they are winning, and appear to care a bit less when things are not going so well. From what Glen Taylor would like us to believe regarding his financial situation of owning the T-Wolves; losing any financial support is not an option he can readily or easily afford. Thus, the onus is on Glen Taylor and his cherry picked Front Office to turn this club around, before things become completely unpalatable to the vast majority of Minnesotans.
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