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MINNEAPOLIS – Tom Thibodeau walked out of Target Center with a win on Sunday afternoon.There was little indication that the 108-86 victory would be his last in Minnesota.The Timberwolves unceremoniously cut ties with the 60-year-old coach and team president a little over an hour after he had led them past the Lakers, according to multiple media reports. He finished with a 96-107 record in two-and-a-half season, marked by a playoff appearance last year, but great turbulence at the beginning of this season with his biggest star.Scott Layden remained as general manager in the shakeup for the Timberwolves (19-21), who tapped assistant Ryan Saunders to be interim coach as the team continues to push for the postseason.Related Articles Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThibodeau’s fate appeared to be sealed after Jimmy Butler, a star he helped bring to Minnesota in a trade during the 2017 offseason, blew up into a public feud with management and demanded to be traded. While Butler was an All-Star for his one full season with the Wolves, his drama throughout his first 10 games this season leading to his exodus to Philadelphia threatened to consume the team’s ambitions.Thibodeau appeared to have little awareness that he was on his way out in his postgame press conference, answering questions about the performances of Karl-Anthony Towns, Andrew Wiggins and Jeff Teague as he normally would. The team has won five of its last eight games.Kuzma misses second straight startThe Lakers had hopes that they would have their second-leading scorer against Minnesota, and he even warmed up, but Kyle Kuzma couldn’t play for his second straight absence as he continues to deal with lower back pain.Kuzma went through a pre-game routine, and could be seen in the locker room pregame receiving treatment and joking around with teammates. But between continued stiffness that he’s suffered since Wednesday’s game against Oklahoma City and a back-to-back travel schedule for the Lakers, the team felt it would be best to sit him at least once more. Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed “He was close,” Walton said. “They said his workout was really good. It looked like he was moving better. He just kind of stiffened up sitting around pregame so with someone’s back and on a back-to-back, it just didn’t seem like it was the right call to throw him out there.”Walton said Kuzma would receive treatment Sunday night and Monday morning in Dallas. He’s considered questionable against the Mavericks in what could come down to another game-time decision. Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
James W. ReefJames Walter Reef, age 69, of Goddard, KS, died Thursday morning, February 27, 2014 at Medicalodges of Goddard, KS.Â He was a retired carpenter.James was born to James J. Reef and Ruby C. (Jewell) Reef on June 15, 1944 in Thayer, MO.James was married to Virginia Lee Kirkpatrick and to this union two daughters, Leda and Brenda, were born.James enjoyed spending time with his family and friends, fishing, and playing bingo and rummy.Â He loved praising God by singing and playing his guitar and was a devoted Bible reader.He was preceded in death by his parents.He is survived by his two daughters, Leda Hinkle and her husband Mark and Brenda Wray and her fiancÃ©e J. D. Stewart, all of Wichita; four grandchildren, Kimberly Terhune and her husband Stephen of Conway Springs, Wesley Tate of Colorado, Jennifer Freel and her husband William of Wellington, and Anthony Schneider of Great Bend, KS; two great grandchildren, Jaiden Freel and Colten Terhune.Funeral Services will be held at Frank Funeral Home on Monday, March 3, 2014 at 3 p.m. Â Pastor Max Davis will officiate.Â Interment will follow the service at Prairie Lawn Cemetery.Visitation will be held at the funeral home on Sunday, March 2, 2014 from 1 to 8 p.m.Frank Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.To leave condolences or sign our guest book, please visit our website at www.frankfuneralhome.net
Sumner Newscow report â€” Last Friday, the varsity wrestling team competed in The Marion County duals with 15 other schools. Â Wellington finished eighth going 2-3 in duals. The Dukes beat Hillsboro, 60-18 and West Elk 60-18. Wellington lost to Chanute 50-30 thus ending up 2-1 in pool play. In bracket play, Wellington lost to Burlington 54-24 before losing to Douglass 45-36. The Crusaders were open at 152 and 138 pounds. Individual records are as follows.106 â€” Tim Schmidt 3-2113 â€” Mitch Gould 2-3120 â€” Daniel Schmidt 4-1126 â€” Nic Reyes 1-4132 â€” Andrew Wolf 2-3145 â€” Shane Hughes 2-3160 â€” Colton Glover 4-1170 â€” Aaron Schoemann 5-0182 â€” Ian Groom 4-1195 â€” Jason Norris 3-2220 â€” Jace Lowe 2-3285 â€” Miguel Lujan 5-0.On Saturday, the junior varsity wrestled in Rose Hill and had a pretty good day going 22-20 as a team. Individual records and placement are as follows:120 â€” Blake Bales 1-3.120 â€” Auston Trillo 2-1, second place.126 â€” Tyler Murray 5-0, first place.126 â€” Trevor Stover 2-2.132 â€” Kadin Heacock 2-1, second place.138 â€” Nick Hawkins Â 3-1, second place.160 â€” Braden Struble 4-1, second place.182 â€” Drake Alcorn 1-4.220 â€” Kyle Parsons 1-3.285 â€” Cody Metz 1-4.Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments