March 7, 2008

"What we would call a young European player"

I honestly don't read Sid's articles to rip on the guy. This blog is more on the owner anyway. Sometimes I just see the headline and have to read in amazement. From the article:

Taylor said coach Randy Wittman's job is not in danger. He said Wittman has a three-year contract, is doing a good job and there will not be any coaching changes regardless of the team's record.

Also, it looks like Taylor is some sort of GM:

The Wolves will have three draft picks this year, their first- and second-rounders and then Miami's second.

"My thinking is that the most that we would carry is two of those three,'' Taylor said. ''So, one of them you might look at if we can get two good ones we might push one back, trade it off to a year later, or else there's a possibility we'd draft what we would call a young European player and have him stay over there a year and practice."

If the dude is from Norway? I think that counts. What if he is like this guy? Maybe Dave Sniz can tell us the Woofies history of drafting . . . what we would call a young European player.



1 comment:

Dave Snizewski said...

I read that and about peed my pants. So now our owner is not only stupid but also ethnically insensitive? Or maybe not.

"Oh yeah, he's what we'd call a 'young european'"

What does that even mean?

Igor Rakocevic.
Stanislav Vrankovic.
Rasho Nesterovic.
Loukas Mavrokefalidis.

The first two both smoked three packs an hour, 24 hours a day. Rasho has been a decent NBA player and we don't know anything about Loukas - other than his last name is difficult for Minnesotans to pronounce.

Track record = bad.

As far as "scouting foreign talent" goes for our franchise.