Sunday, 24 March, 2019


Minnesota Timberwolves fire head coach Tim Thibodeau

Minnesota Timberwolves fire head coach Tim Thibodeau Minnesota Timberwolves fire head coach Tim Thibodeau
Noah Ferguson | 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.

After the Minnesota Timberwolves fired head coach Tom Thibodeau, the organization named Ryan Saunders as the interim coach for the remainder of the 2018-19 season.

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.

Recommended

loading...
...

Jeff Bezos, Wife MacKenzie Bezos Divorcing After 25 Years Jeff Bezos, Wife MacKenzie Bezos Divorcing After 25 Years While Jeff Bezos founded Amazon , MacKenzie was one of the first employees and was an integral part of the company's early days. Bezos also owns the Washington Post newspaper, while the company acquired the Whole Foods supermarket previous year .

Clough urges Burton to savour experience as they chase Man City upset Clough urges Burton to savour experience as they chase Man City upset We're not a team who has a lot of titles in our museum so you have to take these chances to get to the final. It's an honour for me personally to play against a Clough.

Former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio named Broncos head coach Former 49ers defensive coordinator Vic Fangio named Broncos head coach Fangio has been an National Football League assistant for 32 years and for 34 years overall, including two years in the old USFL. This is the first head coaching job for the 60-year-old, but he has more than 30 years of coaching experience in the NFL.

Lindsay Lohan Reveals How Abuse Inspired Her to Open Her Beach Club Lindsay Lohan Reveals How Abuse Inspired Her to Open Her Beach Club Lindsay Lohan reportedly "still drinks and has never really stopped drinking" despite her multiple stints in rehab facilities. While Lohan is demanding the most out of her beach club staff, inside sources claim she has not stopped her partying ways.

NBA To Formally Review Cavaliers' Signing Of Patrick McCaw NBA To Formally Review Cavaliers' Signing Of Patrick McCaw The NBA will investigate the signing and quick release of guard Patrick McCaw , per the Golden State Warriors' request. The day the Cavaliers signed Patrick McCaw , they had nine healthy players available for a game that night in Miami.

Kidnappers demand $10M ransom in cryptocurrency for millionaire's wife Kidnappers demand $10M ransom in cryptocurrency for millionaire's wife Mr Broeske said they were working with Europol and Interpol on the case. Investigators said they had no suspects at this stage.

Chrissy Metz denies insulting Alison Brie at Golden Globes Chrissy Metz denies insulting Alison Brie at Golden Globes Cheers to Metz and Brie, you're an inspiration! "I love Alison, I follow her", Metz shared. "Rumors can't keep us down!" Brie wrote in her Instagram stories along with a photo of her and the " This Is Us " star.

Trump Threatens to Halt Disaster Aid to California Fire Victims Trump Threatens to Halt Disaster Aid to California Fire Victims Trump signed "fire funding fix" legislation in 2018 to give federal agencies $2.25 billion to fight fires starting in 2020. Trump has threatened in the past to halt federal support for California but has yet to follow through.

Higuain Agrees Terms With Chelsea Higuain Agrees Terms With Chelsea His arrival will signal the departure of Alvaro Morata, with Sevilla keen on the misfiring Chelsea forward. Chelsea's strikers aren't doing too good this season, either.

Trump pleads on TV for wall funding to fix border ‘crisis’ Trump pleads on TV for wall funding to fix border ‘crisis’ Almost half the GOP Senate caucus is up for re-election next year, putting added pressure on them to get the shutdown over with. Mr Trump's remarks came 18 days into the partial Government shutdown, now the second-longest closure in history.

Woman found dead in clothing donation bin Woman found dead in clothing donation bin There have been at least eight deaths related to people attempting to get inside donation bins in Canada since 2015. He estimates it would cost almost $1 million to remove the approximately 2,000 donation bins in B.C. alone.

Bayern Munich confirm signing World Cup victor Benjamin Pavard Bayern Munich confirm signing World Cup victor  Benjamin Pavard "I can confirm that Benjamin Pavard will join us on a five-year deal from July 1, 2019", he told reporters in Doha. VfB Stuttgart and France defender Benjamin Pavard will be joining Bayern Munich at the end of the 2018-19 season.

Google Assistant coming to Sonos One, Beam and 'earlier' speakers Google Assistant coming to Sonos One, Beam and 'earlier' speakers The ability to check into flights is rolling out for domestic United Airlines flights first, just like the hotel booking tool. Anywhere people from around the world come together - airports, stadiums, museums, etc. - could be a target for Google.

Bucs signing Bruce Arians to 4-year deal as new head coach Bucs signing Bruce Arians to 4-year deal as new head coach Jason Licht is the general manager of the Bucs and worked in the Cardinals front office while Arians coached in Arizona. Byron Leftwich will become Arians' new offensive coordinator, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport .

Manafort accused of sharing Trump polling data with Russian operative Manafort accused of sharing Trump polling data with Russian operative District Judge Amy Berman Jackson has ordered the special counsel to respond and set a January 25 hearing date to air the dispute. That time could come in addition to his punishment for separate convictions in Virginia on tax and bank fraud charges.