Originally Posted by dabvu2498
The thing with Minnesota is... Who are they going to hire that's better than Tubby? It's not exactly North Carolina, UCLA or Kentucky.
Yes, UK was able to get Calipari, but not before The Billy Clyde Experience. Who can Minnesota get (realistically) that's better than Tubby?
Not to sidetrack a UK thread, but at this stage of the game, if the object is to keep the best in-state talent from going elsewhere, the Gophers need someone who will:
1) Not likely use the Gopher job as a stepping stone - Ties to the State of Minnesota are a plus
2) Offer NBA "street cred".
Given the above, the choice is clear: Bite the bullet and offer the job to Flip Saunders.
The problem is, by all accounts, Saunders is in line to replace David Kahn as T-Wolves G.M. But it shouldn't hurt to ask.
Being a T-Wolves fan, 5timeWSChamps should be able to offer more insight here than I can, though.