Wednesday Wolves Podcast

by Mark Remme
Web Editor

Summer League Podcast with Steve McPherson - July 17, 2013


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Summer League Podcast 2 — July 17, 2013
In a second special Summer League edition of the Podcast, Mark Remme chats with Steve McPherson of A Wolf Among Wolves in Vegas talking about the Wolves' offseason moves, how Dwight Howard to Houston changes the Western Conference, and his take on some of the more surprising offseason moves. Also, get a sneak peek at putting Robbie Hummel on the Hot Seat.

Summer League Podcast 1 — July 14, 2013
As we get situated here in Vegas for the 2013 Summer League, Mark Remme and Zach Harper from's Eye on Basketball Blog break down all the happenings surrounding the team, plus Lorenzo Brown goes on the Wolves Hot Seat.

Postseason Episode 4 — June 12, 2013
Remme and Focke check in and discuss the Heat and Spurs competing for the NBA championship, where the Spurs sit in terms of "dynasty" talk, and look ahead to the NBA Draft and the Wolves Live Draft Show coming up on June 27.

Postseason Episode 3 — May 22, 2013
Remme and Focke are back this week breaking down a busy stretch of Draft coverage, including the Wolves securing the No. 9 pick at the NBA Draft Lottery last night and some of the ins and outs of the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago last week. They also take a look ahead at next week's pre-draft workouts at Target Center.

Postseason Episode 2 — May 15, 2013
The podcast is back for a second time during this postseason, as Mark Remme and Wolves Fan Experience Specialist Pierre Harris break down each conference semifinal showdown. They focus in on the Pacers' hard-nosed defense, the Heat and Bulls getting chippy, Mark Jackson's presence on the Golden State bench and the steady ascension for the Grizzlies into the West's elite.

Postseason Episode 1 — May 5, 2013
In this week's first playoff edition of the podcast, Mark Remme and John Focke dissect and analyze each first round series to date, giving their takes on everything ranging from the stand out moments (the Grizzlies' resurgence) and drama (a heated Warriors/Nuggets series) to the devastating injuries (Russell Westbrook's knee). We've got a long way to go, and the playoffs are already heating up.

Episode 24 — April 17, 2013
It's the final edition of the 2012-13 Wednesday Wolves Podcast, and we commemorate this final episode with Wolves PR director Mike Cristaldi. Mike talks about the last 10 years of Timberwolves basketball, his daughter's favorite player and why, the Kevin Garnett trade and much, much more about the ins and outs of the organization. It's a must-listen for hardcore Wolves fans. Thanks to everyone for listening in throughout the year.

Episode 23 — April 10, 2013
This week the Wednesday Wolves Podcast welcomes Eric Patten of to the program. Patten previews tonight’s matchup between the Wolves and Clippers, talks about reaching 50 wins and a division title for the first time in team history and discusses what Rick Adelman’s 1,000 wins means in the grand scheme of NBA history.

Episode 22 — April 3, 2013
This week's podcast is with the voice of Wolves Radio, Alan Horton, who talked about this year's injury troubles, how the Wolves can impact the remainder of the playoff hunt and some of the key aspects of what to look for this summer.

Episode 21 — March 21, 2013
Dick Jonckowski has been around college and professional basketball in Minnesota for more than six decades, starting with going to Minneapolis Lakers games as a kid, working with the ABA's Muskies and Pipers and working as the Gophers' PA announcer for more than 25 years. He shared stories of George Mikan and Connie Hawkins while also unveiling a short list of passers similar to Ricky Rubio in NBA/ABA history on this week's podcast.

Episode 20 — March 20, 2013
Wolves assistant coach Jack Sikma stops by to talk about being part of the Rockets' 22-game winning streak back in 2008 as the Miami Heat go for their 24th straight tonight. He weighs in on what it's like to be part of a special run like that and says Miami has a shot to rival the Lakers' all-time record of 33 straight. Jack also looks ahead to the upcoming weeks as Minnesota regains its health.

Episode 19 — March 13, 2013
Derrick Williams makes his first appearance on the program this week, and he talks Ricky's return, the rookie wall, DeAndre Jordan's dunk and previews the Pacers as a dark horse in the Eastern Conference on this week's episode.

Episode 18 — March 6, 2013
Wolves center Greg Stiemsma makes his debut on the show this week. He and Mark Remme cover the perks of golf in March, his experiences with March Madness and his take on the Big Ten this year, some of the vulgar things Duke fans say at Cameron Indoor Stadium and what this first year in Minnesota has been like.

Episode 17 — Feb. 27, 2013
With the Wolves making their lone appearance in L.A. to face the Lakers this year, we welcome in Minnesota native and former editor Mike Trudell to reminisce about his time with the Wolves, his affection for Ricky Rubio's game, the Lakers' adversity this season and the late Dr. Jerry Buss. Great podcast—listen in.

Episode 16 — Feb. 20, 2013
What better way to end the All-Star Break than to talk about the 1994 All-Star Game held here in Minnesota, and who better to reminisce with than VP of Fan Experience Jeff Munneke. Munn and Mark Remme talk MJ's absence, East Bay Funk, the Dream Shake and more from that weekend, and they also discuss the new Statue Sid "Harlem Shake" and a little analysis from Fox's "The Following."

Episode 15 — Feb. 13, 2013
As we head into the All-Star Break, we catch up with Kevin Love to not only get an update on his recovery but also to get his take on the bright spots on the Wolves team in the first half, his All-Star Game memories, who influenced him as a basketball player growing up, Team Chuck and his Valentine's Day acumen.

Episode 14 — Feb. 6, 2013
The Spurs come to town tonight to begin another edition of their annual Rodeo Road Trip, and to break down the longevity of success this franchise has entertained under coach Gregg Popovich and Tim Duncan as well as their 2013 success we welcome in Spurs blogger Andrew McNeill of

Episode 13 — Jan. 30, 2013
We are just a week away from the FastBreak Foundation's Taste of the Timberwolves event, and we're also in the thick of the season ticket renewal stretch for the 2013-14 season. To highlight both initiatives, this week Wolves President Chris Wright and VP of Ticket Sales and Premium Seating Ryan Tanke join the program.

Episode 12 — Jan. 23, 2013
We welcomed T.R. Dunn to the show this week and went all across the board, starting with the Wolves and Nets tonight at Target Center and weaving through various topics including his time as an assistant coach during the Alonzo Mourning/Muggsy Bogues Charlotte Hornets years, the hardest players to guard in the 1980s and the art of trash talk during his playing days.

Episode 11 — Jan. 16, 2013
Wolves color analyst Jim Petersen joined the show this week to talk about the Wolves upcoming game against the Clippers as well as give his perspective on travel in the NBA--sharing stories about his time as a player back in the 1980s and 90s and comparing it to what life on the road is like today.

Episode 10 — Jan. 9, 2013
This week's guest on the Wednesday Wolves Podcast is Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry of The Oklahoman. Mayberry talks Timberwolves and Thunder tonight and breaks down some of the keys to tonight's game at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mayberry has covered OKC since the franchise moved from Seattle, and he also gave some background on the evolution of this team over the past five years.

Episode 9 — Jan. 2, 2013
The Wednesday Wolves Podcast begins 2013 with guard JJ Barea joining the program. Barea and Mark Remme discuss New Years traditions, his fan base in Puerto Rico, the Timberwolves' recent play and more in this week's episode.

Episode 8 — Dec. 19, 2012
With the Timberwolves' first game of the 2012-13 season against the Oklahoma City Thunder coming up on Thursday, Mark Remme and John Focke analyze that epic double-overtime game between the two teams on March 23, 2012. Listen to Alan Horton call some of the highlights from that game, then hear Remme and Focke break down the impact of that contest plus look ahead at what to look for Thursday night on TNT.

Episode 7 — Dec. 12, 2012
As a special holiday treat, this week's podcast guest is VP of Fan Experience Jeff Munneke. Munn has been with the Wolves since their inaugural year, and he has more stories than anyone about this franchise. He shares about 30 minutes worth in this episode, including the first time he met Sid, Joey Two Step, the real story behind JR Rider and some of the most memorable moments and figures in team history.

Episode 6 — Dec. 5, 2012
Fox Sports North color analyst Jim Petersen stops by to give his impressions on the first month of the season—breaking down the Wolves' pick and roll defense as well as its standout players—while also talking some Ricky Rubio, his take on the University of Minnesota men's basketball team's success and sheds light on the "Best Suit Bag In The World."

Episode 5 — Nov. 28, 2012
Wolves forward Andrei Kirilenko joins the program from the road as Minnesota wraps up its four-game West Coast trip tonight in Los Angeles. Kirilenko talks about last night's win in Sacramento and getting ready for their matchup with the Clippers.

Episode 4 — Nov. 21, 2012
Prior to news of Brandon Roy's right knee surgery this week, the Wednesday Wolves Podcast recorded an episode with the Oregonian's Jason Quick about Roy's impact on the city of Portland and the hype surrounding his return to face the team with which he made three All-Star appearances.

Episode 3 — Nov. 14, 2012
Former Timberwolves guard Troy Hudson joins the podcast from Sioux Falls, S.D., where he is beginning a comeback with the Skyforce in the NBA Development League. Hudson talked about his comeback and looked back on some of the biggest moments from his stint with the Timberwolves from 2002-07.

Episode 2 — Nov. 7, 2012
Wolves forward Chase Budinger joins the podcast to talk about the 22-point comeback against Brooklyn on Monday, the state of New York City after Superstorm Sandy and previewing the Orlando Magic game tonight at Target Center.

Episode 1 — Oct. 31, 2012
Wolves assistant coach Terry Porter joins the show's inaugural episode and talks about the current Wolves squad as well as his playing days for Rick Adelman.

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