In my own personal opinion, this is a major upgrade for the Timberwolves' coaching staff.
Theus had moderate success in Sacramento, posting a 44-62 record before being fired.
Although Lambier has never coached "men," he did lead the Detroit Shock to three WNBA titles. And regardless of the gender, Minnesota now have someone that has a championship mentality.
The Timberwolves' coaching staff has almost always been a joke. Outside of some bright spots here and there—Flip Saunders and Kevin McHale—the Wolves have been ridiculed with dark spots like Randy Wittman.
Now with a very respectable coaching staff, and their point guards of the future in place with Jonny Flynn and possibly Ricky Rubio, one could conclude that players will be more reluctant to play Minnesota.
How many times do you hear a point guard wanting to play for a head coach like Mike D'Antoni?
What player wouldn't want to play with the likes of a great point guard that can make them look better?
Maybe Sacramento Kings player Kevin Martin would like to play for Minnesota now? Just a thought.
What do you think?
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