18 Burst results for "Ryan Saunders"
"ryan saunders" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"What is your best plausible. Trade exception trade. Because danny did get the biggest trade exception of all time back for gordon hayward rather than a player. He's gotta use that thing don't you. Don't you feel like the pressure to use that as ramping up here over these last two months just because they do have some lineup. Jose miss hayward's secondary playmaking secondary scoring versatility on the wing. Of course you're not going to get a player of hayward's caliber with that exception. But do see someone. They could use that exception. And maybe you know a future pick to bring in for some short-term help Yeah it's it's tough. Because i mean if you were danny. I don't think that you would use the trade exception. This season base on how critical. You've been of what you've seen from the celtics right. That is true that is true. I would save my bosses money. It'd be like sorry. I screwed up the gordo thing I'm not gonna waste your money on team. That's not going anywhere so we're just gonna play for the future. That's probably how i would handle it. How would you handle it right. So i mean a-. I would like to see this team i mean. I think a lot can happen. Obviously the next month before the trade deadline. And i wanna see the celtics like when they're healthy when marcus smart returns after the all star break Gets reintegrated into. I mean these guys just haven't really like play. I said this on the last part like kemba mark. Jalen and tatum just really haven't played at all Together this season like an so in the playoffs. Those that foursome is like your. It's absolutely critical. So you know. I think it might be a tiny bit of a leap of faith to think that there's anything the trade exception could do. That would make you a good. Nfc him that could win. Four straight playoff series. I don't know there's a couple players who i'm liking. And i don't know i just don't know what it would take to get them. I don't know how It's really difficult this year because a couple of the players who i think they would be interested in have gotten hurt like seriously hurt. And we don't know what they're going to look like going forward. So erin gordon's been out. Larry nance juniors out. Those are two players that i think would really fit well in with how boston plays and what they need but the other thing is just like there's a lot of teams because of the plan situation. A lot of teams have talked themselves into. I think we can make the playoffs. Even if they're really bad so great. You have fewer sellers this year. And i think you actually have a lot of buyers because you got teams like. The nets lakers clippers jazz. Who are all feeling like this. Is our window. This is our time. Some of those teams are already super invested. I should have mentioned the bucks as well so this could actually be a seller's market of any of those teams want to come forward with pieces but like you're saying a lot of those teams are probably going to hold their pieces longer than in a typical year because they do have something play for at the same time we have seen about four or five teams. Shakeout here with you know. Pretty rough records falling out of the peso. It's possible with another month of basketball..
"ryan saunders" Discussed on Open Floor: SI's NBA Show
"Your panic is not going up at all. Michael when you're seeing the toronto raptors a team that the nba somehow through down to tampa bay. They didn't even play can win a game for like the first month of the season tampa the tampa bay raptors are above the boston. Celtics in the standings michael. Yeah so i guess first of all you know we look at what the celtics did last year in the bubble They lose gordon hayward who looks like an all star down in charlotte. They started the season without kemba walker. Who is still working his way back from a knee issue that it. I don't know what the deal is. Honestly I haven't really heard him speak about it. His three point shot is super inconsistent right now and that was a big catalyst for their offense last season. Pull up threes or just really deadly michael. Many big shot city michigan new orleans. I lost track. Was it like fourteen or fifteen or sixteen down the stretch. Every time the ball got kicked to him it was a brick every time also like i just don't generally i'm not riding the roller coaster this season so the celtics beat the denver nuggets a couple days ago. That was a nice win That washington wizards team that you mentioned that they lost to has not lost since they beat the rockets the nuggets and the blazers and their next three games. So just a lot of weird stuff is happening and when it's february just can't get into panic mode especially when like tatum is an all star. Twenty two year old star whose pull up threes are just like heaven. Sent like s- kisses from an angel and he still has so many not so many but he has this like really strange. Shot selection issue And you would think that it's like easily correctable eventually. I'm just like nat concerned that concerned about him and then jalen brown. I picked a start in the all star game. I think he probably should've he's going to be an all star regardless. So i look at those two guys and it's just. It's really difficult to get super worked up knowing that an playoff series. Both of them will be on the court a lot and when the both of them on the court this season the celtics have net rating of seven point. Four or something like that so i. it's just. I i you throw in marcus. Smart injury who is a critical part of everything that they do..
Wolves fire Saunders, hire Finch as new coach
"We've got a head coaching change in the nba. The timber wolves have fired head coach. Saunders but i. I had a game to play brian. Sanders was coaching against the guy. He replaced tom sibito of the new york knicks. Having a great season there is game. Went down to the wire. Karl anthony towns had shot in the post to try and take the lead with thirty seconds left over his former teammate. Taj gibson but it rimmed out on a rim in madison square garden. Where the ball. Just capterra women out on sunday and that was ryan saunders. Final quarter as head. Coach of the minnesota timberwolves took over for his late father. Flip saunders in twenty nineteen thirty four year old had a string of injuries to deal with and played many many close games and the timber wolves already have saunders replacement chris finch who was a raptors assistant coach. This season has been given a multi year deal by the minnesota timberwolves to coach them full time. It's a rare move to pluck an assistant from another team. Mid season to take over job just doesn't happen very often. Usually the team that fires a head coach just moves their assistant over for a while at the very least when the full job search can be done until the full job search can be done in the off season but they had been looking at chris finch for a long time in fact he interviewed in twenty nineteen when ryan saunders was eventually given the job and finch like his good friend raptors head coach. Nick nurse coached abroad for a longtime uk. Germany and belgium then moved to the g. league and then was assistant in the nba for a decade. And he's an offensive specialist who worked with james harden in zion. Now he'll have the chance to work with karl. Anthony towns anthony edwards.
"ryan saunders" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"Listen to all week for another chance to win. I we're going to recap kind of everything that's happened today. But I wanted to mention a story that just broke. Ryan Saunders who was the interim head coach in Minnesota has just been hired as the full time head coach. There had he not been hired. You know they Daryl more he's number one. Assistant, Gerson roses got that GM John. Yes. So Rosas wanted to hire the coach had had Saunders. Not been hired. Rumor was that he was going to be a top assistant for somebody, maybe even including the Lakers. So now he's off the board. But what happened this morning started early. Seven AM our time when Magic Johnson appeared with max Kellerman, and Stephen a Smith and Molly Kerem on first take. And magic was not shy about how he feels about what happened with the lake here. He talks about the final straw that led him to quit the straw of broke the camel's back was I wanted to fire the walk. And we had max three meetings. Showed her the things he did well and things he didn't do well, and I said, listen. We got to get a better coach. I like him. He's great. Former Laker, the whole thing. So the first day will this thing about second day? Okay. You can fire him then the next day. No, we should try to work it out. So when we went back and forth like that, and then she bought Tim Harrison to the meeting, you know, some of the guys and Tim, you know wanted me he wanted to keep him because he was friends with loop loops. A great guy, great guy is. And so when I looked up and said, wait a minute. I only really answer to Jeanie Buss. Now I got Tim and Vall, and I said, it's time for me to go. I got things happening that was being said behind my back. I don't have the power that I thought I had to make the decisions and I told them when it's not fun for me. When I think that I don't have the decision making power that I thought I had, then I got to step aside. Now, here he goes into detail about what he calls the backstabbing by rob Pelinka. I don't worry about those type of things. I'm not a guy who is like, oh man, he said this about me, and I worry about what happened was I wasn't having fun, come to work anymore. Especially when I gotta work besides you knowing that you want my position. And I'm okay with that because this is what happens even I told him and you're too, I'm only going to be here, three years. So my job is to get you ready for this physician. So you know, I was going to help elevate them to the president's position. And so, when all this was coming back to me and guys Carla me saying you better watch out for, and then what it was crazy was before when I took the job, you know, what I mean agents called me and said, you gotta watch out for, and that's I gotta give the guy fear chance. You know, I can't listen to people and so, but he he was a hard worker, smart guy. But now you have that position. So I'm good with that. But I've never heard him say, before he was only going to stay three years of, you know, was interesting. So it seems that you know, he he stayed for two, he just ojected early right? But I never knew that his in his own head, he said nine years. No. I never do that either just now. So rob Pelinka was asked then at the introductory press conference for Frank Vogel about what magic said calling him a backstabber. I think the most important thing for me is the, the two years of getting to work side by side with urban are some of the greatest memories. I have in sports and work. He's an unbelievable person to work with he fills the room with joy and vision and truly..
"ryan saunders" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"You know, I feel really fortunate to have worked with people like my dad or Chuck Daly or Mike Fratello or Doc Rivers at each of a brought something different to the table that they did outstanding. Like, Doc Rivers is pre-game talks the way he motivated guys was incredible. And propellers. Excellent. Oh, and and Chuck Daly the way that he could manipulate a roster at did everybody to buy in. And so you take bits and pieces from all these great, and those guys are incredibly, great, gifted coaches. And and and then I think you gotta constantly learn at what are the guys that I text with all orange filled out who's former Padre player currently with the New York Yankees last night or locker room, and he was actually in our locker room for over forty five minutes was sparked coach who's actually what the the Oakland A's right now and played for seven or eight MLB teams, and we were just talking and I about connecting with players and what he does in his role with the as to try to get players to buy in. And then we talked about the analytics that how the age use that and how players by into the analytic aspects, but Appleby standpoint, so I think it's important that as a coach or leader that you're constantly reaching out. People only at your own field. But but other fields the season started one of the projects we did get a hold of Michael Bharti's, a former NFL executive and ask him, you know, like how do the patriots handle this this bull's eye out their back every year? And so we constantly try to learn as much as we possibly can from other people amazing Airbus joining us. And of course, Eric you. And I had a good mutual friend and Kevin towers nine talk sports with him quite a bit to know you, and I you know, this deal Eric you, and I've talked about this before with the success the overwhelming success you've had Nevada. Your name is going to come up for some really prestigious jobs. I know how happy you are where you are. And I know happy you are having success where you are. But as you name comes up in connection with these other things, how do you handle it? I mean, you just gotta worry about winning your next game. And and, you know, the one thing Jim, I think when you you know, when you've been fired, and obviously I've been fired from the king fired from the Golden State Warriors. And when you get fired, you you become Hubble, and you understand like how hard it is to get a head job at any level. And so you got to really work at the job that you have you got to do everything you possibly can get your chamber ready. You can't let anything interfere with with with what you're doing. You got recruited going on every weekend. And you you've got to stay laser focused at the task at hand. And you got to want more success. And that's what we want right now, we feel like we have a special team. We have veteran laid save. And just as a player we have players that have pro aspirations of guys who wanna play in the NBA guys are are going to be on draft boards that we need to focus on university. Adam how weak if they have a great finish to the season? The same thing with coaches and administrators. It's all about how do we get better today, Nevada Wolfpack coach, Eric Muslim, and my guess for another moment or so Eric I've got to ask you about your daughter. Mariah she stole the show in last year's tournament. Run. She is now playing ball. What's it like to watch her play? It's a lot less stressful. Watching my daughter played my Tucson Tucson's would work on their game. They would do ball handling drills. They would I would go out shoot with the varietal wants to be an actress or TV personality. So. It's really laid back going to a basketball game. She's much more excited about March bad as if the TV cameras are going to pan to her during the course of our game. She actually asked me the other day, Jim you're having breakfast. And she said dad, how far do you think we can advance? Because every time we bands. I get more TV type. Really worried about her jump shots. She's more worried about face time on national TV. My she's concerned about the other analytics and the other metrics lie. How many clicks how many views how many likes and she's all about it? But I want to say the watching the footage, man. She gets down that defensive stance. She's boxing out. There is a lot to like in the fundamentals, right? There's no doubt. She she's got a little bit of the musclemen intensity on defense and going to the backboards, but she has zero offensive game right now. J that's great. My second about sixty seconds. I wanna ask you really quickly because you wanna flip Saunders were so tight because you have ties to Minnesota. What do you think about the job? Ryan Saunders is doing right now. I mean, I think Ryan's such a tough situation because number one is following an incredibly great exit. Oh, coach Tom table. Tom's. A great disciplinarian. Obviously Ryan has a completely different personality. Flipped had a laid back special relationship type guy with coaches, and he got up for play hard based on relationships, which is also what Ryan does which is completely different than coach tiptoe and having been a part of an MBA staff that took over it year. When I went with coach for television, Huby Brown had resigned, it's really hard to jump in that year and put your stamp on a team based on offense philosophy defensively. But I do think that there's a lot of people that believe that Ryan could be the equivalent of what Sean days dot because of his personality is useful. This is energy and love for the game. Eric musclemen right on Barak. Fresno state is at Nevada Saturday, you're on the CBS. Sports network muscle. Good to have you back on really appreciate the. Thanks as always good luck this weekend. Thanks so much JR. Always great coming on with. You realize you must great job must really well done when we come back John Brown. Tennessee titans. Linebacker joins me right here in studio. Do not go anywhere hour number two straight ahead..
"ryan saunders" Discussed on Mason & Ireland
"It's happening in Minnesota right with Ryan Saunders. Well, what do these happening in Minnesota that seems worse than the Lakers, record wise? I know, but complete they were been a disaster day. We're worse before Sanders got there. And so I I would not change the coach I just and you're gonna see Brandon Ingram go. You know, what Brian Shaw I see her? I'm going to turn it up on. And what do you think of this at some point you have to stop firing the coach after two years? Okay. So Mike Brown came in. They gave him not even two years fired. Mike dantonio, two years fired him Byron Scott two years. Fired him this is Luke's third year. Right. Right. So you would this would be three years out. I mean, that's four coaches in eleven years at some point. You got to commit to somebody. Don't you? Yes. You do and Luke is probably the right guy to do that except for that from what? It seems like an all these reports that are coming out that he's going to be gone in the summer, anyway, then he kind of plateau as decisions are made, Greg. I don't I don't think it's been made either. But that's just reports that come out. That's just what people are saying. I don't know about that. Whatever it is. But the fact is that when you go if he's now a lame duck head coach in the minds of people people will expect to see him gone now. And if that's I'd whether that's the right decision. It does. I don't think people getting expected, but I don't think and again, I'm speculating, but I don't think the Lakers are going to do it. I think Brad Turner's report is accurate and they're gonna let him finish the season. We have fasttrack coming up for you. Hey, reminder, all right in the middle of the super cuts Laker fifth row..
"ryan saunders" Discussed on Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast
"But if they're getting trucked by teams like Washington, maybe at some point need to start reconsidering that yeah. And maybe it wouldn't Evans comes back. They just don't have enough playmaking. But I mean, it's really been the defense that's fallen apart these last couple of games and oh depots an important part of that. But the deepens held up when all the depot was out the first time we may be just mentally knowing that he's gone for the season as opposed to. Hey, let's hold down the Ford into our star gets back is a little bit different of a situation. Other Milwaukee's Dunton even Chen's oh isn't a walking. But he hasn't played since January first now with the he'll issue, but with Pat Konitz in sterling broad having a merged the trade for George hill. David Chen, Zo unlikely to be a factor. Even when healthy Minnesota Jeff Teague had ankle issues. Now, it's left foot soreness that's causing a MRs last five games. Ryan Saunders did say that Robert Covington is ramping things up in his recovery from a right knee, bone bruise. And dig it was kind of a four to six weaker at the beginning of January, but seems like one of these things where they'll probably just wait until after the all star break Titus Jones. Also missed his seventh straight game and de roses kind of been in and out of the lineup with his own ankle issues. We talked about New Orleans injuries for the Knicks. Emmanuel moody has the right shoulder strain. Looks like he's to be out through the all-star break. At least Frank nil. Kina same thing with the Greenwich, and he's really with an ankle than a grain. And he's really had a totally lost year due to injuries when he hasn't developed, but when it's not one acute injury that has the guy missing the whole year. You can kind of forget that you know, let's say you play thirty five games. But you do it in three ten games since than you miss the rest of the season. Like that that can be something that doesn't really sit in our consciousness as much, but he'll nil Akina really needs some playing time to take a step forward. And it's been available for him. But it was able to get it. Treat Burke a played a lot today and the unicorn net the corner has also out a couple of weeks with an ankle injury. Whilst we got her. The Phoenix Suns are dealing with. A trio of ankle injuries. De'andre Eytan just missed a six straight game. With a sprained ankle Melton could be out until at least the all star break in teach worn is also missing time. And there was also I believe some reporting that the sons are not looking to trade TJ Warren, which I mean, he's he's played. Well, this year the shocking surgeon, his three point shooting is something that will keep an eye on whenever he returns, but they have so much uncertainty. Overall. I was a little bit surprised to hear that men. Maybe it'll change, but you know, good to see him do so well this year for Philly Marquel? Foltz has been back with the team. But still hasn't been cleared for basketball activity, a little odd. They're having you'd think he he went to L A. Rehab..
"ryan saunders" Discussed on WBSM 1420
"In sports. I'm Rhonda rockstar in the NBA last night rockets hand the Cavaliers through twelfth street. Lost one forty one thirteen James harden with forty three points, ten boards, twelve assists in three quarters. He's fifteenth straight game with at least thirty points in his franchise record thirteenth game with forty this season. The seventh in the last nine games heart says she doesn't alter his offensive play style for any club every game. The same in making changes. How does defensively in the pick and roll and other situation changes if there was a Cavs or? New coach Ryan Saunders loses in his home opener. One nine thousand nine hundred fifteen two the Mavericks hawks Pete. The Sixers wizards beat the bucks Pacers beat the Knicks. It was the raptors over the nets trailblazers beat the Hornets jazz beat the Lakers in the warriors beat the bulls. This is SR in sports. Light ice in the National Hockey League. Last night hurricanes beat the sabres four three jets beat the Red Wings four to Brian Little scoring his game winning five hundred career point flames beat the Panthers for three. So you'd think four points would be enough to win a hockey game not necessarily ducks had four points last night penguins had seven top twenty five college basketball. Just one game on the books. Maryland upsets, twenty second ranked Indiana, seventy eight seventy five that's five straight for the turps second round at the Sony Open. Matt Kuchar shoots a seven hundred sixty three to take a one-shot lead over Andrew Putnam Jordan speed had a short week shooting sixty six and missing the cut by a shot. Gary kubiak won't be running the Broncos offense for new head coach fins Fangio. And according to a person familiar with knowledge of the decision he remains under contract though. And will continue as a senior personnel adviser to general manager. John Elway this is SR in sports..
"ryan saunders" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Life for Bruce Arians, Atta retirement, he was with the CBS this past season before that five years the coach in Arizona that job went to thirty nine year old cliff Kingsbury who not only doesn't have NFL experience just fired at Texas Tech was considered a quarterback whisper and with the cardinals or work with their young QB. Josh Rosen halfway through the NBA team with the best record Toronto. Raptors Leonard hustles, it up the court works to the right side and swinging to Lowry under the pocket. The Dow Toronto with seventeen point one seconds to go. Takes a one point one zero two one zero one raptors radio they beat the hawks one zero four one one thirty one points for Kawhi Leonard forty for Andrew Wiggins, Minnesota one ad Oklahoma City one nineteen one seventeen. It was the timber wolves first game since the coaching change out Tom in on an interim basis. His thirty two year old assistant Ryan Saunders is father flips or two stints coach the timber wolves Indiana to Cleveland, one twenty three one fifteen that's n straight losses for the Cavs just pretends one of the year for Phoenix Suns were down twenty one came back beat Zach mino- one fifteen one eleven six game losing streak. Top ranked Duke easy. Win at Wake Forest eighty seven sixty five star freshman Zion. Williamson was on this way, thirty points, ten rebounds, five assists, four steals. He's shooting sixty eight percent from the field on the season also on tobacco road, North Carolina. One at NC state ninety two eighty two Michigan state beat produced seventy seven fifty nine. The Spartans are already five. In the big ten Tennessee and Texas Tech both one they both lost just once this season. This is NBC sports radio. What makes Mike Florio the experts you're about to find this football live with Mike Florio on NBC sports radio? Wednesday edition of the program. We are just three days short of the arrival of the divisional round. It has been called by some the the best weekend of the year for the National Football League. For high stakes games involving the eight final teams on the line of birth in the NFC and.
"ryan saunders" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP
"We have great relationships. Our staff is very close. We're very you hear about Clemson family all the time. But it's a very real thing for us. And I think that we have guys have opportunities to leave every year. But certainly continuity has been a great thing and thankful for that got a bunch of great committed. People and a good people, and I always say hard good people. I coaches second. I guess in sports. There's there you see people who have confidence and there's elite confidence in there's probably a level of confidence. We could call. We can beat Alabama by four touchdowns confidence. I was wondering does it take a program years to think of itself that way what's that path? Like, oh, that'd probably be crazy confidence is that's. I don't I don't think that we went into the game. They can we're going to beat Alabama about four sounds it. Just kind of went that way. It was our night. And and we got control the game. And sometimes when I've been on both sides of it, you know, sometimes when you get momentum rolling like we were able to get it and just the energy all channeled in the right direction. It can it can it can kind of be insurmountable. And that's what happened last night. I mean, it was just kind of an overwhelming. Collective effort by our group. But. It ought to first and foremost, you you you you don't make it about Alabama. I think that that's. Obama spent thirteen years there. So I can't tell you. There's a lot of times as a player I walked off the field. And I wasn't sure that we were better than that team. But they thought we were better. And we want a lot of games when we got off the bus. You you you think for our program? That's something that's been important to me from day. One is to make it about us. Webs in becoming the first undefeated national champion in the five seasons of the college football playoff Clemson over the past four seasons. Fifty five and four with two national championships. Same for Alabama. At the sky may be falling there. Here's our Paul finebaum. I think what happened was the Nick Sabin was as badly outcoached as eighty game. I can ever remember him being in an Alabama. And that even includes his first year when he barely had a winning record, greedy. And what it means? I think is is the more Beck seen question. I know a lot of people today will will rush to judgement, and that's understandable. When you when you see an epic beatdown on the biggest stage in the game. I'm not quite ready to do that. But, but I, but I have to caution those who think Alabama will automatically be back next year because they are Alabama. So I would be very careful because I've watched history I covered the end to bear Bryant it ended badly. I'm not suggesting that green not at all. But but the competition in the SEC is getting more problematic for Nick Sabin, especially with some of his disciples, JIMBO Fisher at AM. And of course, Kirby smarter, Georgia LSU seems to be a Sunday. Dan muller? Has florida. So. Nick savings issue. Really isn't Clemson. I it's it's the SEC getting out of the SEC Clemson will get their next year because there's no one in the ACC that can stop them. What does all of this mean? Now, Paul finebaum for the balance of power in college football, understand your bigger picture point. Which is that the SEC is his more immediate problem. But as we all step back nationally and look at what Clemson is now done to him twice in the last four years and the one sided nature of last night. What does that mean for the balance of power at the top of college football right now, I there is a paradigm shift. You cannot deny with Clemson has done. Not only the fact that they've won the last four, and I thought Ryan made a good point earlier at Alabama denied the opportunity from the championship game. So they're fairly even I'm out prime, but look at these programs. I mean, I Clemson continues to a San and and and the domination. I mean, they beat the two biggest names in college football Notre Dame in Alabama. And they have this. Serrated the two of them in ways that I didn't think was possible. So I I think it's shifting history's always difficult to stop it as as a as it moves quickly at the speed of sound, but but I just don't know still fifty five and four over the past four seasons. Sportscenter allnight, ESPN radio NBA. Ryan Saunders gets his first one is timber wolves coach after replacing the fired Tom Andrew Wiggins helps them forty points, ten rebounds. And the T wolves went over the thunder warriors hosting the Knicks. You think you know, how that went right? You're right past.
"ryan saunders" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"In the west right there. No respect in the west. I'm pretty sure we have a chance to you know. Went to at home. And then hit the road. Do we do be the road warriors? Again. The next are concluding his six game road trip that has seen losses in for four. The first five games. The nuggets are in Miami. After seeing their five game winning streak end in Houston last night. The Timberwolves looking to get back to the playoffs. And perhaps the recent coaching change will spark them Ryan Saunders makes his debut in the wolves take on the thunder tonight in Oklahoma City. College action top ranked Duke goes for its eighth straight at Wake Forest third-ranked. Tennessee looks to build on a forty six point win over Georgia. The vol's will take on Missouri, eighth ranked Texas Tech host number twenty three Oklahoma. The red raiders have won their first two big twelve games by a total of nine points. The red raiders of yet to allow seventy points a game this year. And that list includes Duke also tonight a good one in the ACC where twelfth ranked North Carolina faces number fifteen North Carolina State in Raleigh. I'm rich Ackerman. Hey as Bill writer, we're talk Baylor versus Clemson. We'll be joined by Cowboys great drew Pearson that much. Much more right than you. It's six three seven. Hi, this gave land Scott forward for your Colorado Avalanche. You're listening to Xtra sports thirteen hundred. Steelers are a mess right now. A soap opera. Ben timmy's. He's he's half a phony. I'm sorry. So the narrative has been all something's wrong with the Golden State Warriors part of its scoring part of its Draymond green. Not doing what Jerry mongering does. But when you start getting the lazy or complacent shows up on the offensive side St. wake up every day. Lebron James look in the mirror as much as I believe he is a little too self absorbed in full honesty. I can look in that mirror and say there's never been a basketball player on the planet who can do. And does what I do. Period, talented. They're talking there. Tiki and Tierney was the broad, and I looked into that Sameera might have to cut the hair once and for all the Gilo one shaved down on the buzz. But that's.
"ryan saunders" Discussed on The Starters
"Don't have a clear clip it. Number one. It's his loyalty force you play for him. Once you're going to play for him. Again, he believes in his guys all these players suited up for him and Chicago and then Minnesota Jimmy Butler, Derrick rose, Taj Gibson Lou all dang and John Lucas the third the little known on the third guy who played for both teams. Yeah. Perfect. Yeah. Perfect. Thank for trying to really appreciate that over thought it just stuck with the what was written on the paper scrip. You've been watching too many movies at living that doesn't make. Early jet appetite film. Let's get this trivia JD with another Quinn. Just answer the damn question. Into. Lake top-five. My trivia is based off the tips firing because tonight. Which one? Better. Tonight on TV Ryan Saunders will become the wolves thirteenth coach in their franchise history. Okay. So yeah. With this will be tough at the beginning for sure, but I I would like for you to name the other eleven okay. Tom sibito is number twelve. Ryan Sanders will be number thirteen. Can you? Can you name the other? Saunders. Eleven coaches in franchise history for the walls. Okay. Flips. Sam Saunders coaching them twice. Yeah. So yes, that's right. He coached them from ninety five to two thousand five had playoff success. Had that one season in fourteen fifteen. So you said Sam Mitchell. Yeah. He fifteen. Sixteen Dwayne case. That's exactly coached a couple years. Two thousand five two thousand seven are co worker. Kevin mchale. Also coached them twice. He took over there at the end of the two thousand five season. And then he took over I guess again in the two thousand eight. Kurt rambus. Correct. Couple years for Kurt two thousand nine to two thousand eleven give me a Randy Wittman. Nice. Nice poll two years seven to eight. Very. Yeah. Duck dick, Monica. I'll tell you right now, you're missing one from the last whatever notable ten years or whatever. So you're missing. No, Michigan notable one. And then. Yeah. Then you got the original lists, and that will be a tough, and I can give you some hands. But try and get this one. I like. He coached them for cushion for three years surprised. You guys are missing him for years. He's got a name that we play a drop..
"ryan saunders" Discussed on The Starters
"I don't think we need to be super worried about towns and Wiggins future towns, especially hasn't even started as new deal yet. He has five year deal. He's going to be there forever. So take your time. Do it. Right. Get a good coach. Maybe it's Ryan Saunders. I'm not I wouldn't be super excited about the possibility of bringing Fred Hoiberg. And that's to me just this guy used to be a Minnesota Timberwolves. So here he is maybe Monty Williams. It's better. But he wasn't very good. When he was with New Orleans. He got the ultimate make the playoffs. He made the playoffs. And then still got fired because they had a better option. I'm not excited about either of those guys. Maybe Ryan Saunders has some juice new anthem for the timber second half the season take your time. Do it. Right. We can do it babe. Do it too. Is this the end of the dual combined front office coaching gig. You would think so. Yeah. I I know pop technically, I guess does have it. He has got the final call there as the as the president of the Spurs, obviously coaches them, but he's got his man in Buford. They're calling the shots. But now, doc he got stripped off the front office, part Boone Holzer. He got he got stripped of in Atlanta. And then went onto coach the bucks stemming gun. He just got fired from both of them. And now and now tips there in two thousand sixteen signed that deal for both them go. I think could maybe take it on his Spoelstra in Miami. If like Pat Riley's moving on probably soon, he's pretty old. It'll happen again for sure some hotshot coach will be a free agent and a way to lure them. We'll be hey, we can give you personnel control. Not every team has good owners not every team is going to learn from this.
"ryan saunders" Discussed on The Starters
"Renewals coming up sponsorship renewals coming up and tips doesn't really just invoke a lot of confidence in you. And fans boo before started games twenty ninth in attendance. I think that's what has to what it has to do with primarily for me. I know Ryan Saunders isn't the the guiding light at this point. But he's he's not. They might lose their fit bit deal. No. That's a problem. I feel like fit bitten Seminole or like a perfect match because he's playing all these guys. They're all running super hard practicing super hard getting their steps in. Maybe let the switch. Yeah. It's going to be interesting. Just to see how Royan saunas canal Mike the transition to head coach if Clinton because he basically did say he expects the playoffs. Expectation. I, you know, I read into that to basically saying and both on on the GM, Scott Layden and on Ryan Sanders to some extent here. Like, I think we should be a playoff team. Yeah. Let's get into the playoffs. Yeah. Good luck with that. Exactly. With a with a young guy who, you know. He does have these good relationships. But now, you're the one who saying no, you're not playing. Well, you come off and trying to make rotations and and substitution patterns at. Everyone's not going to be like who's this go. I tell me what to do, you know, he used to be the go rebound Suomi. Now, he's telling me what to do. I mean, those things can happen. Boy, though. Yeah. It. It's such a big move over. Even if it's on the one St. one seat on the side of the court the guy now who's trying to be disciplined the disciplinarian and the guy who's trying to run plays. And you're gonna listen to him if he's never been in that role before and then expect to get winds. So it's I I think it's going to be so tough for the wolves to have success for the remainder of this season with him. Let's say Monty Williams was like I'll take the job right now. Would that be a no brainer to you to give someone like him the gig? Or do you say, no, let's see what we have here in young, Sandra. Well, if they if that was even the plan they would have done they should've and would have done it before. Ryan Saunders was giving assume anything with the wolves. I mean, they should've fired typical and Jimmy Butler thing went up, and they. Yeah. But money, I think money would be the head coach if they wanted him to be an Hobart and whatever. Yeah. Because if you think of the other two firings in Cleveland, they signed Larry drew for the remainder of next season. I believe and Boylan as well. So those aren't actually openings all that they don't really competing with anyone right now the wolves. They've got time to make that decision if they want one of these other guys there's luckily going to be another one or two openings, of course, at the end of this, exactly. But for now, they don't need to rush. Anyway, they they wanna make sure they get the right coaching. Because again, you don't wanna fire guy in another year time and have another coach if you will call Anthony towns, I mean, he'll. You would think he would start to consider his future. If if I couldn't get the right coaching there. Now, I I'm almost intrigued after Glenn Taylor's comments about. Yeah. Wish you get into the playoffs. What if that forces like late in to do stuff here before the deadline to either move like a rose or something like that? And maybe a team sees him as a guy that can contribute points off the bench and stuff like that in a playoff push or whatever or like. But that's the funny part. Like he's being asked to a hey, get us into the playoffs. Now, not not maybe acquire some picks and like build a little bit more. I know you got towns, you got an all NBA guy. But I mean, even if they got into the playoffs. No one's picking the wolves to do anything. Right. Like, no, it would just be similar to last year. And you'll get bouncing first round. But I guess they just want that money that gate money in that little bit of buzz of trying to get some people and miss the playoffs for fourteen straight years and went back. They don't want to be a team that keeps missing the playoffs. Again..
"ryan saunders" Discussed on KNBR The Sports Leader
"That's the the money cut there at the end. So to speak dare grow saying it multiple times in his comments about Tom Theban. Those people who say that I can't continue to play who don't believe in me. Will you can kill yourself. He did later apologize and said that he was just passionate about what has meant to him. And that he didn't mean to be insensitive. Yeah. I think those comments again would have been a much bigger story. Had it not been for the fact that you had the the college football national championship where a lot of the sports meet was pointed. But when you hear it so having read the comments. Yeah, they definitely were eyebrow raising. But that hearing what Derrick rose that had actually hearing the words come out of his mouth. They're they're a little more studying at that point as for the Timberwolves. Who knows where they go from here. I thought it was somewhat interesting that the locker room feigns surprise. We had no idea. This was coming Karl Anthony towns actually said no one saw it coming that was going to get fired. I kind of feel like it, maybe not a foregone conclusion. But that it it still wasn't working there. Even after the departure of Jimmy Butler. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS sports radio. I do like the idea that Ryan Saunders is going to take over. His dad was flip Saunders who meant so much to the not just the the early stages of of the Minnesota Timberwolves and making them a team from a fr- from an expansion franchise to a team that would eventually make the playoffs. But a bunch of superstars went through there, of course, Kevin love and Kevin Garnett. And he was kind of the the father of that franchise. And now his son is gonna take the lessons. He learned into this. Interim coaching job and we'll see what happens after this season. They're not that far out of the playoff picture. The whole west is. Much jammed up. But I think the Timberwolves are just three games out of the number eight spot in the Western Conference standings, eight five five two one two four two two seven our toll free line. Brought to you by Geico with a quick way. You can save money. Switch to Geico fifteen minutes. You could save fifteen percent or more on your car insurance. Austin is listening in South Carolina state. Welcome to after hours morning. Hey, I can't think of a close in a realistic close and fan that would have thought that last night outcome was was, you know? I don't want possible, but likely sandwiches, pretty cool. And my dad, my brother, and I. A group text. We just talk a lot of times about just how fun it is to be a tiger right now. And it's two championships in three years been to the playoffs. Four straight years. It's just pretty fun. Oh, it was a crazy game last night and very very thankful for that Trevor Lawrence. I mean right now, he's definitely on a attract. I would think to the NFL if he can stay healthy. He's got he's had some pretty good talent in its first year. He's got the tools for sure. But yeah, that was that was pretty crazy. But I wake up. I get to hear about about the last hour. We all share every morning, Sean that how much like the Koiwa. Yes, you probably you probably heard the at the bucks and rappers game over the weekend. Every time the the raptors made a turnover the production guys at the stadium for the bucks. Play laugh. As a just like a humanitarian over like a dig at him. Yes. Yeah. It was when I heard it. I laugh very very hard. Did you laugh like Hawaii? No, I did not laugh like, I don't think anybody. All the the Christmas jingles that were made. From his last over Christmas holiday keeps on giving. Hey, go Tigers. And I'll just listen to hang up. All right. Thanks, and congratulations. I actually heard. Austin points out. This was something that bucks were doing in house. And he reminds me I need to go back. And listen, I was so wrapped up in football that I didn't have the opportunity to listen. But I will. And we'll see if we can find some audio to use on the show for our home show. Leslie will be our last caller. She's an Alabama. Leslie, you got about sixty seconds. Go ahead. Okay. I was gonna wait in on the championship. Not totally myopic about four four four on the wildcard ticks, except when the bear kicker decides to hit the upright. So today championship. I just wanted to thank you for verbalizing this. I've been listening to your show since the beginning. And what a travesty because you know, the fact of the matter is after the whole football season Bush, strong showing have to visualize and comprehend this is standing, but I think the mental collapse. Amy was the second interception that kick. Meth. Yeah. When the second interception encourage I think that's when they should have taken out too. Oh, really, see? No. I'm I don't think I agree. You're not the only one who said that. But the the fact is he's a better passer. And if they were gonna fall behind I get it. He made a mistake. He airmailed that path. It was so far over the head of his receiver that that it was it was to get picked off if there was somebody back there, but I feel like because to the better passer. No at that point, they weren't so far behind but in the second half, you can't make the change because likely with Jalen hurts at quarterback. You're not going to be able to throw the ball up and down the field successfully. Leslie, I have to let you go because we're at the end of the show, but I'd love it if you'd call back, again, this is not the end of the Alabama story as you know. Thank you so much for listening and for and for making sure that you weigh in. I appreciate Bama fans who have called to say or to give their opinion to say, congratulations to Clemson, by the way, if you're waiting for an expansion of the college football playoff, you'll be waiting until twenty twenty six at least they're under contract. You've got no shot.
"ryan saunders" Discussed on Xtra Sports Radio 1300 AM
"Right. When I got the call. I was in Cleveland. Harveson? The clues mistake by myself with me and my logo mad at him. Joan bar won't there. Five days a week highly kid at that time. Baby girl. And no teams wasn't looking for me. Basically the league. And even coming here. No, I was going to play this way. He believed in our believe in family believed in and or a believe that we got it done. Like, I said that make not gonna play the same way kill yourself. I believe in myself. So that's the money cut there at the end, so to speak Derrick rose saying it multiple times in his comments about Tom those people who say that I can't continue to play who don't believe in me. Will you can kill yourself. He did later apologize and said that he was just passionate about what has meant to him. And that he didn't mean to be insensitive. Yeah. I think those comments again would have been a much bigger story. Had it not been for the fact that you had the college football national championship where a lot of the sports media was pointed. But when you hear it so having read the comments. Yeah, they definitely were eyebrow raising. But that hearing what Derrick rose that actually hearing the words come out of his mouth. There. They're a little more studying at that point as for the Timberwolves. Who knows where they go from here. I thought it was somewhat interesting that the locker room feigns surprise. We had no idea. This was coming like Karl Anthony towns actually said no one saw it coming that was going to get fired. I kind of feel like it, maybe not a foregone conclusion. But that it it still wasn't working there. Even after the departure Jimmy Butler. It's after hours with Amy Lawrence on CBS sports radio. I do like the idea that Ryan Saunders is going to take over. His dad was flip Saunders who meant so much to the not just the the early stages of of the Minnesota Timberwolves and making them a team from a friend from an expansion franchise to a team that would eventually make the playoffs. But a bunch of superstars went through there, of course, Kevin love and Kevin Garnett. And he was kind of the the father of that franchise. And now his son is going to take the lessons. He learned into this. Interim coaching job and we'll see what happens after this season. They're not that far out of the playoff picture. The whole west is. Pretty much jammed up. But I think the Timberwolves are just three games out of the number eight spot in the Western Conference.
"ryan saunders" Discussed on The Jump
"They do need someone to kind of right the ship. There's no question, but assistant coach Ryan Saunders was thirty two years old. We'll take over as Minnesota's in term coach. He's the son of late the late. Great coach flip Saunders who had two stints with the T wolves. What would you reports that Fred Hoiberg and Cianci village our guide our potential long-term replacements as either general manager or head coach? So Mark what's the next step for this franchise? I didn't understand why pick me didn't get a stronger. Look he's been in a league for sixteen years. Former player sixteen years as an assistant. You know? I I wished Rinus best I loved his father's father was a great coach. But I think this team has too much staked to put it in the hands of somebody. So inexperienced. I like I liked it. When I saw that Cianci's name is in the mix. I know it's true. You're right right now, that's a problem that they have to address. But if they're thinking about later on I like this former and player route because. That's the thing. These are the incident any provides. So let me ask you this. Fred hoiberg. He was an assistant GM there before I get that. But as a coach Why's he so sought after must be tied with the own because it surely didn't go well in Chicago. I like the money Williams mentioned. Yes, I agree. He should never got fired in New Orleans. He'd lead them to the playoffs which they hadn't been to while. He's obviously has a really dark times to me. There's he's as good as a coach and free agent as there is right now, I think money Williams will be great Hoiberg told our Zach Lowe that he prefers to stay in coaching. Whether it's at the NBA or college level rather than joining a front office. So he says my passion is in coaching. That's what Hoiberg told Zack. Is a form of wolf. So I'm sure it has something to do with it. But. Think about how good is this team? And I think the big reason why we saw firing is largely because this is a team that a lot of people saw with potential, right? And it's sort of been floundering. And this is why really liked the idea of a GM that was a former NBA player coming into the role, potentially tawny. Billets largely because this is a guy that understands the NBA he can do his job. He he's great at evaluating talent. I mean, listen to them everyday on NBA countdown. But more importantly, you also have a guy that can help develop a team, which is why when you made former MBA players, I think even better you look at the brand experiment. Like, this is a strong look to have a guy that can do both with one title because you gave tunnel before. Thing worth doing is that it's too. Yeah. I get the go back to college. A great college degrees. Green issue though. I think we're so comfortable with I guess, quote, unquote, recycling, NBA coaches and Jiang. Hey, if they land in a better position, look like bullet holes look at even Dwayne Casey, and they can help teams. And I think we're comfortable. Playoff coaching. It's like if you're doing one. Ever had the one playoff appearance, but he wasn't necessarily a playoff coach. Like those guys were how good is this team vis season are their playoff team genetic. They could be again, they're two and a half games back of probably the eight spot, and that's the beauty of being in the west the wild wild west. They could be and that's why I think that's why they did the firing now..
"ryan saunders" Discussed on GSMC Sports Podcast
"I mean, we don't know that we don't know what their prerogative was. We don't know if they were already thinking about firing him. No matter what you know. But at least you yourself a chance if you're winning games, and they've been they've been okay since the trade, right? Yeah. Yeah. I mean nineteen and twenty one other nineteen twenty one they're in a tough Western Conference. I mean, I don't know. It's think regar- filing five ten gift fire, regardless. I mean, if if it was make the playoffs or get fired. I feel like he was going to give. But now two jobs res been fired and then both places Chicago and in Minnesota. They say that the players don't really like playing for him. So that's kind of a double that's two in a row to places where the maybe he didn't get the best out of his players and got the most out of them due to whatever, you know, rift. There is there. Yeah. But I don't know. I think it was kind of a long time coming because he was making pretty questionable decisions about the season. Like, and he was making like who's trying to bring the bowls to Minnesota. Remember, the timber Ables whoever they were called off season. Getting grosses was good. Well, it's it's worked out. But like who else did they try to get they've been trying to get a bunch of other players were on the bulls that our way out of the prime? So I just there's a lot. I don't agree with Gibson. Yeah. He's a bulls player. The timing might seem weird. But you know, I think the reason why they did this right now because this is the time of year, Jeff where NBA teams will ask their season ticket holders to renew. We'll see moves like this happen at this time of year. Because if if you're asking season ticket holder to renew and they say, why should I renew for going to be not a playoff team? And I don't really have any. I don't know optimism for the current regime. Optimism's a strong word in the sense. What I'm saying US season ticket holder. That's why why would somebody want to resign as season ticket holder without any optimism? Yeah. I'm not renewing my season tickets. You know, it's interesting. Did you see who they hired? Oh, it's what's in song. That's right. And they are all they're also going Chauncey Billups as a candidate for their GM or head coaching rule. I find it interesting though, that Ryan Saunders is our new head coach. We're talking about a third. Interim don't forget interim right? I'm willing to bet a decent amount that he ends up being their coach for good. Well, they are on Chauncey Billups, which I think will be the general manager if they are. I've also Fred Hoiberg is a candidate to be their head coach. It's like fifteen different candidates. It would be funny. If Berg is their next head coach because they'll be twice in a row that he followed tissue. Okay. Let me ask you this. Should they take their time with this and just have interim coach about the rest of the things they should definitely keep an interim coach for the rest of the absolutely know why because flip Saunders is like a God. In Minnesota, flip Saunders is the best coach they've ever had. He's very very respected in Minnesota. And his son comes in his obviously the name Saunders that will get some fans excited fans who love the team will be excited. You know? It's kind of like forty Niners fans when Kyle Shanahan took the job. Mike Shanahan was a coach for the forty Niners. Eight important successful coach for the foreigner not their head coach but a coach for the forty Niners. So when Shanahan quote unquote came home because he grew up on the sidelines. San Francisco fans really liked that right? Totally connected with one of them. Right. And that's that's everyone's dream right to be the fan at your hometown team. And being the kosher the owner, whatever that is the dream. So Ryan Saunders grew up on the sidelines with his dad coaching the team..