Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kevin Lynch

Sent: 2/9/12
Received: 2/14/12
Time: 5 Days
Address: c/o FOX Sports North
Item Sent: 1991-92 Classic Draft Picks, 1992-93 Ultra
Item Received: 1991-92 Classic Draft Picks, 1992-93 Ultra .  Both signed in black Sharpie.

Kevin Lynch could be as responsible as anyone for making me a basketball fan as a kid.  Before we had the Timberwolves, my hoops education came from Clem Haskins' back-to-back Sweet Sixteen and Elite Eight teams in the late '80s.  Willie Burton was the superstar of those teams.  Richard Coffey was the bruising inside force.  Melvin Newbern was the floor general.  Walter Bond was the sixth man.  And I loved them all.  But Kevin Lynch was one of us.  He was the local boy who became the sharpshooting off guard on those squads.  In 1991 he was drafted by the Charlotte Hornets with the first pick in the second round of the NBA Draft.  While his NBA career only lasted two seasons, he played for a decade in the CBA and Europe.  Upon retiring and returning home he began serving as a broadcaster for the Gophers and Timberwolves.

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