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Coaching upheaval reflects desperation

Originally Published: February 12, 2005
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Now we know. Now we all know how truly ugly it was up at the North Pole, as Kevin Garnett has been known to call Minneapolis.

First, KG's Timberwolves did Saturday what they never wanted to do in the middle of a season, firing Flip Saunders.

Then owner Glen Taylor asked Kevin McHale to do what McHale really never wanted to do.

Coach.

That's how desperate the Wolves have become just to make the playoffs, in a season that was supposed to see them contend for a championship. ...

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