During the interview process, the Timberwolves told one candidate that they were looking for a young coach who could specifically help players avoid off-court troubles before they end up on the police blotter.
"The league is backing this in hopes that these guys can prevent problems before they happen," said one Eastern Conference GM. "It's also a way to get former players back into the league. Pinckney's got a real gift for relating to younger kids, and maybe he will help keep them focused on basketball."
Sebastian Telfair isn't going to have an easy time sticking with the Timberwolves. Owner Glen Taylor confessed to an associate that he didn't want the former Lincoln great, but had to take him to get Boston to do the Kevin Garnett trade.
According to Turkish newspapers, Fenerbahce Ulker is interested in signing Serbian NT guard Marko Jaric (198-G-78). Although his signing with Turkish champion is not realistic at the moment, the same source wrote that Jaric is not happy in Minnesota and is looking to come back to Europe.
David Friedman/20 Second Timeout on yesterday's win over Efes Pilsen.
"It feels great. This is like a dream come true," Hudson told HOOPSWORLD. "I've been on a couple of teams in this league that have let me play the way I want to play, but everybody here plays the style of basketball that I was born to play."