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Wolves Updates 4/29

Hoiberg "excited' on his return to Iowa, Kahn on Hoiberg's departure, RealGM on team's season and more



From the Associated Press:

Iowa State has given "The Mayor" a five-year term to get things turned around.

The school introduced former star Fred Hoiberg as its new men's basketball coach Wednesday, hoping he can revive the once-exciting program that has fallen to the bottom of the Big 12. His base salary is $800,000 per year.

"I'm excited, guys. I can't even explain how excited I am," Hoiberg said.



From the Timberwolves site: Statements Regarding Fred Hoiberg

David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations
We will miss Fred Hoiberg dearly. He was on track to become president of an NBA team because of his broad range of skills and ability to connect with people. But we recognize this opportunity is a dream come true for Fred and are happy and excited for him.


From Christopher Reina/RealGM:  Auditing The Minnesota Timberwolves 09-10 Season


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From Jonah Ballow/Timberwolves site: Season In Review 2009-10: Damien Wilkins

The nephew of former NBA All-Star Dominique Wilkins, he utilized a wealth of basketball knowledge on the practice court as a true mentor to several of the young players on the Minnesota roster. Wilkins also made an impact in the Minnesota community by lending his time to several events throughout the course of the season. The 30-year old even volunteered to host a Turkey Drive during the holiday season; ensuring families had a warm meal and toys for less fortunate children.