It looks like we’re 0 for 2 on Kevin Durant Twitters. I assumed the last one was real since the “official” team Twitter was following him, but evidently not as the page doesn’t exist anymore. But this one’s it right here. Gotta be.
Sam Presti finished sixth in Executive of the Year voting. Pretty good for a guy whose team won 23 games: “Cleveland’s Danny Ferry finished second with seven votes, Orlando’s Otis Smith finished third with six votes, the Los Angeles Lakers’ Mitch Kupchak and Chicago’s John Paxson were tied for fourth with two votes apiece, and Denver’s Rex Chapman, Houston’s Darryl Morey, Utah’s Kevin O’Connor, Oklahoma City’s Sam Presti each received one vote.”
Looks like the Timberwolves were trying to follow the Spurs/Thunder/Cavs/Blazers model: “The presumed favorite in the Minnesota Timberwolves’ quiet search for a new head of basketball operations has pulled out of the running. San Antonio Spurs assistant general manager Dennis Lindsey, widely billed as the Wolves’ No. 1 target, has withdrawn from consideration, according to sources with knowledge of Minnesota’s search … Trying to import a head of basketball operations from San Antonio seemed a wise path for Wolves owner Glen Taylor to follow in his desire to find a new long-term successor on the personnel side to Kevin McHale. Front offices in Cleveland (Danny Ferry and Lance Blanks), Portland (Kevin Pritchard) and Oklahoma City (Sam Presti) are all run by recent Spurs alumni.”