Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The most physical three days of basketball

In the St. Paul paper this morning, DAL coach Rick Carlisle talked about going to camp with the Timberwolves in 1989, the team's inaugural season.

"It was the most physical three days of basketball I've ever been involved with," Carlisle said of the camp, mostly made up of CBA players and fringe NBA players. "The reason was that Bill Musselman (Minnesota's first coach, pictured here) had referees come in and (he) told them basically not to call any fouls. Bill wanted to find out who really wanted to play. ... It was extremely competitive. I got through it."