Bobby Jackson to Develop Wolves’ Players
Bobby Jackson was known for his competitiveness and work ethic during 12 years in the NBA and collegiately at the University of Minnesota. It would appear not much has changed with Jackson as an NBA assistant coach.
The former Gophers star, recently hired by the Timberwolves as a player development assistant coach, has been conducting two-a-day training sessions at Target Center for Chase Budinger, coming off knee surgery, and rookie draft picks Shabazz Muhammad, Gorgui Dieng and Lorenzo Brown.
That will leave Jackson — who played two seasons for the Wolves — a prime role to play with the team’s younger players, including top draft pick Muhammad, who gained a reputation as a “me-first” player at UCLA.
“If he can play defense, he’s going to play,” Jackson said after lauding Muhammad’s offensive skills.