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CU coach Bzdelik interviews for T-wolves job

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  1. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    CU coach Bzdelik interviews for T-wolves job
    By Chris Tomasson

    LAS VEGAS — University of Colorado basketball coach Jeff Bzdelik is being looked at again by the NBA.

    Bzdelik confirmed to the Rocky Mountain Independent on Thursday afternoon that he has interviewed with the Minnesota Timberwolves about their open head-coaching position. A source close to the situation earlier had told the RMI that Bzdelik interviewed this week with Timberwolves general manager David Kahn at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas.

    “While I was out in Las Vegas, there was conversation with Minnesota,’’ said Bzdelik, who was in Las Vegas from Monday through Wednesday. “Any further conversation would require permission from the University of Colorado.’’

    Bzdelik called it an “unexpected’’ conversation with the Timberwolves. He said he primarily went to the summer league to see former Buffaloes star Richard Roby playing for Oklahoma City.


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  2. Sexton Hardcastle

    Sexton Hardcastle Club Member Club Member

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    Is the writer trying to make a something out of nothing here? Or did Jeff actually expect the TWolves to contact him?

     
  3. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    In a way, this could be good for the program because of the publicity.

    As I posted on Rivals, I hope it gets publicized all over ESPN and other media outlets, and then Coach Bz turns them down with a statement about how much he loves CU and how the program is on the cusp of big things.

    That would be the best scenario for CU.
     
  4. Scotch

    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    :nod: Agree.

    This isn't suprising news.
     
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    dio Admin Club Member Junta Member

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    Can anyone tell me why the TPuppies would even offer him the position? He has yet to show results at CU.
     
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    Scotch Registered User Club Member Junta Member

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    From the Camera:

    http://www.buffzone.com/news/2009/jul/16/cus-bzdelik-has-casual-conversation-nbas-timberwol/

     
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    agreed. I still like Bz a lot and think a lot of him due to his record before he got to CU. However, the body of work he's done in Boulder has to make him less attractive to NBA teams...right? Twolves are weird though - Rubio AND Flynn...???
     
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    Bzdelik is very highly respected in NBA circles, both for how he coached the no-talent Nuggets, and his scouting ability. It's not surprising that rebuilding NBA teams are interested in him to build their foundation. I'm sure the hoops community knows what a big repair job it was to come to Colorado, and the results of the past two seasons will not hurt his coaching stature. Hopefully this story will give the program a little bit of positive publicity, with the coach being mentioned in the Bulls search last year and now the TWolves. I am still very confident that Bz will stay here and get the job done - NCAAs in 2 years.
     
  10. DBT

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    This was NOT an interview.
     

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