Here We Go Again: McHale Steps In As Wolves' Coach

Zeke FuhrmanAnalyst IIIDecember 8, 2008

Here we go again.

This time, again, blaming his head coach for not winning games, McHale fired ex-Head Coach Randy Wittman after we went 38-105 with the Wolves in the last three seasons.

McHale fired Flip Saunders during the 04-05 season and took over the team as the interim head coach. McHale posted a 19-12 record during the last two months of the season, but he had Kevin Garnett, Sam Cassell, and Wally Szczerbiak on the roster.

But every cloud has a silver lining. McHale has stepped down as VP of Basketball Operations and plans on focusing on coaching full-time, which means that the Wolves will start making smart off-season moves and keeping their draft picks. During McHale's tenure as VP, he traded away players like Ray Allen, Brandon Roy, and O.J Mayo withing 12 hours of drafting them. He also cost the Wolves five-first round picks for his salary cap scandal with F Joe Smith.

The Wolves, who currently sit at 4-15 and have lost their last six games by an average of 17.5 ppg, are getting desperate. If McHale fails as a head coach, he will finally realize he has no one else to blame.