Promising “smashmouth” basketball, Minnesota VP of Operations Kevin McHale will assume the coaching reigns following this afternoon’s reassignment of Flip Saunders.

Though I’m not quite sure what “smashmouth” means outside of a football context, it might have something to do with trying to decapitate James Worthy.

Though everyone other than Ronnie Milsap knows that Eric Dampier’s block of a Cutino Mobley layup was obviously goaltending, last night’s Mavericks win over the Kings was just karmic payback for an evening’s worth of reaction shots of the Maloof brothers. Not that Mark Cuban is a shrinking wallflower, but the powers-that-be have already cancelled “The Benefactor” , so the scales of justice are somewhat balanced.