Good morning all.
Still trying to put that debacle in Charlotte behind me. I'm debating whether my favorite moment was Miroslav "I'm repped by Rob Babcock's nephew" Raduljica's 3 second first half appearance or...nope, that was it.
Mo Williams was named Western Conference Player of the Week after his 52 point explosion in Indiana. Words from the Wolves press release:
The NBA today named Minnesota Timberwolves guard Mo Williams as its NBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the week of Jan.12-18. This is the first such award for Williams in his 13 years in the NBA. Williams is the seventh Wolves player to win Player of the Week honors: Kevin Love (2 times), Nikola Pekovic, Al Jefferson (2), Sam Cassell, Kevin Garnett (15), Stephon Marbury.
Mike Malone, who is not repped by Rob Babcock's nephew or any other family member won't be around too much longer:
Former Sac coach Mike Malone will remain w/ team thru Wed's home game probably, but Flip doesn't see a role beyond this visit
— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) January 19, 2015
The Mike Malone guest coach era won't soon be forgotten.
Wednesday against the Mavericks is the Wolves next outing, and will mark the halfway point of another slog of a season. Ugh. Does that mean I have to do an article reviewing the first half? Mid-season grades? Does anyone actually pass?
Today in History
1502: Present day location of Rio de Janeiro is first explored
1785: Samuel Ellis tries to sell his island in the Hudson River; nobody is interested
1801: John Marshall appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
1920: ACLU founded
1936: Edward VIII becomes king of England
1945: FDR sworn in as president for 4th (and final) time
1980: Jimmy Carter announces U.S. Olympic boycott
Today's musical birthday is Huddie William Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly, born in 1888 (d. 1949)