Rob Babcock Talks about Flip Saunders’ Job amidst All Injuries with Timberwolves
Minnesota Timberwolves Assistant General Manager Rob Babcock joined Jeff Thurn on Friday’s edition of Overtime on ESPN 99.1.To hear Thurn's conversation with Babcock, listen below:
How tough has Flip Saunders' job been with all the injuries to the Minnesota Timberwolves?
"Well it's obviously hard, but Flip is, and I've known Flip for a long time, he's a real positive guy. He has great energy and is very, very adaptable. I think spending all those years in the CBA (with the Sioux Falls Skyforce) helps you because in the CBA in those days, he did everything. You're the GM, the head coach, you're doing everything. You learn how to do deal with adversity and you're going and all of sudden your two best players leave and have to figure out..He's learned how to adapt and he's very, very good at that. The losing is never fun, but I've never seen him come back the next day without a smile on his face and ready to go, work and get going. He's handled it very well."
Ricky Rubio, Nikola Pekovic, and Kevin Martin have missed significant time for the Timberwolves in 2014-2015.
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