Friday , Jul , 01 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Timberwolves extend GM Stack

Minneapolis, MN (Sports Network) – The Minnesota Timberwolves signed general
manager Jim Stack to a contract extension Friday. As per team policy, terms of
the deal were not made available.

Stack, who just completed his first season in the position, joined the club
one year ago. He is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations in
the Timberwolves basketball department, which include scouting, contract
negotiations, player analysis, salary cap analysis and free agent scouting.

“We’re extremely pleased to have Jim remain with the Timberwolves family,”
said vice president of basketball operations Kevin McHale. “Along with hiring
a new head coach, re-signing Jim was one of our top priorities this offseason.
We have a tremendous working relationship and he is a valuable member of our
front office. Jim’s 20-plus years in professional basketball and knowledge of
the game are invaluable.”

Stack served as an advance scout with the New York Knicks during the 2003-04
season. Prior to that, he spent three campaigns as an assistant coach with
the Indiana Pacers.

“I’m excited to remain a part of Timberwolves organization,” said Stack. “I’m
looking forward to the upcoming season and helping to get our team back in the

Stack also enjoyed a 13-year stint with the Bulls as a scout, special
assistant to the vice president of basketball operations, and assistant VP
of basketball operations. During his tenure in Chicago, the club captured six
NBA championships.

He was selected by the Houston Rockets in the sixth round of the 1983 NBA
Draft and spent five years playing professionally with teams in Belgium,
Israel and France.