Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to let go of Tim Thibodeau as their head coach.
Ryan Saunders, son of the well known Flip Saunders has been mentioned to become the head coach of the Wolves.
NEWS: Timberwolves relieve Tom Thibodeau of his duties.
Assistant Coach Ryan Saunders will assume the role of interim head coach for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.
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“We would like to thank Tom for his efforts and wish him all the best,” Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor released in a statement. “These decisions are never easy to make, but we felt them necessary to move our organization forward.”
The Wolves are currently 15-12 since they dealt Jimmy Butler to the 76ers.
Kevin Garnett led the Wolves to the Western Conference finals in 2004.
“My hope would be that Ryan takes over and we play well or good enough to get into the playoffs and do well there and that Ryan would earn to be the permanent coach,” Taylor told the newspaper. “That would be my hope.”
“He’s under contract and he’ll be in charge. He’ll still be the GM, but we’re going to the traditional thing. We won’t have a basketball president or the coach to do both. Scott will be in charge of basketball operations.”
The Timberwolves seem to be making moves to compete for a spot in the playoffs.