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Updated: February 3rd, 2014 8:31am
One Wolves assistant with Seattle ties admires how Seahawks were built

One Wolves assistant with Seattle ties admires how Seahawks were built

by Derek Wetmore
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There was at least one Timberwolves assistant coach satisfied with Seattle's drubbing Sunday in Super Bowl 48.

Wolves assistant Jack Sikma played nine seasons for the Seattle Supersonics, including seven All-Star appearances.

In a blog for, Steve Aschburner spoke with Sikma before the game.

Until the Super Bowl was finished, the Sonics were the only Seattle team with a title in the four major sports. But they changed that in convincing fashion Sunday. The blog touched on the 1972 Miami Dolphins team, which apparently celebrates any time an undefeated suffers a loss.

No such schadenfreude for this former Sonic, Aschburner writes.

"First of all, I like football and I like the Seahawks team," Sikma said, "and I like how they conducted their business this year. They deserved to be where they're at, having a shot at it."


"The organization has shown they have good people making good decisions with their draft picks and free agents," he said. "The whole story of Russell Wilson - they sign Matt Flynn at quarterback but the third round [of the 2012 draft] comes around and [GM] John Schneider says, 'Hey, this guy is just too good of a football player. We've got to take him. We'll figure it out.'

"It's a different animal than NBA basketball, but how they've gone about their business, I think would bode well in our league too."

Derek Wetmore is the senior editor for His previous stops include and the Minnesota Daily.
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