Minnesota Timberwolves fire head coach Tim Thibodeau
Minnesota Timberwolves fire head coach Tim Thibodeau
Fred Hoiberg says he prefers coaching college basketball or NBA over front office
10 January, 2019, 04:26
While the timing of the decision is confusing given Minnesota just won a lopsided 108-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers earlier in the day, it has been a long time coming.
Thibodeau finishes with a record of 97-107 in his two-plus seasons in Minnesota.
Hoiberg worked in Minnesota's front office following his retirement as an National Basketball Association player, and Wolves owner Glen Taylor has a well-known affection for him, according to league sources.
The babyface Saunders is set to make his National Basketball Association head coaching debut tonight when the Timberwolves head south to take on Paul George, Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Ryan Saunders will serve as the team's interim coach while Scott Layden will remain in his role as general manager. Monty Williams and Chauncey Billups have also been reportedly discussed. "I think now, (we're) halfway through the season and I don't think we're where we thought we would be or where we think we should be".
"You never know if you're ready until you're in the situation", Saunders said, "but I have great support". And I've talked to him before and after practice.
Thibodeau, who was one game short of the exact midpoint of his five-year contract that's worth about $40 million, was frequently booed during introductions at Target Center, where the Wolves are next-to-last in the league with an average of 14,765 tickets distributed per game.
"I'm hurt because Thibs is not here", Rose said.
Thibodeau took over in Minnesota in April 2016.
Nothing highlighted this divide more Thibodeau's handling of forward Jimmy Butler's trade request. Minnesota then tried to fix the problem by shipping Butler to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for young, excellent players in Dario Saric and Robert Covington.
The Timberwolves will face the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
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