Paul LoLitor. http://t.co/BQGwqs8CMi
— Craig Calcaterra (@craigcalcaterra) February 28, 2015
This is going to go well or go badly: MIN's Paul Molitor established rules on cell phone use, writes Mike Berardino. http://t.co/V2pJtBZAvX
— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) February 28, 2015
Molitor's rule echoes something I saw in the immediate wake of the Kevin Garnett trade, before the prodigal forward reported to the Timberwolves. Supposedly one of the veterans was warning the younger players: If KG sees you on a smartphone in the locker room, he'll flush it down the toilet.
There are other workplaces that limit Internet access to what is necessary for the job. I would think that a player with a problem with being cut off from social media immediately before or during the game is also a player with an attention problem.
That said, there has been many a manager who set out at the start of his tenure to establish stricter rules who ran aground on player resistance to those rules. I don't expect Molitor to be one such, but it's hardly impossible. These players, after all, are from a generation much more Internet attuned.