Timberwolves fire head coach Ryan Saunders

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The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired head coach Ryan Saunders after a short three seasons with the team.

Minnesota currently has the worst record in the NBA this season at 7-24.

In his place, the Timberwolves hired former Raptors assistant Chris Finch to take over coaching duties.

Saunders was an assistant coach for the team and took over for Tom Thibodeau in January of 2019 and since posted a 43-94 record.

Finch has been an assistant for four NBA teams including Toronto, and he’s coached in Europe and in developmental leagues.

The 51-year-old started his career in Great Britain, and was coach of England’s 2012 Olympic team.

Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas released a statement on Finch:

“He is one of the most creative basketball minds in the NBA, has success maximizing players, and I am excited to see him bring our team to the next level and beyond.” 

At a young age at just 34-years-old, Saunders will certainly find a new home as an assistant before being hired as a head coach in the near future.


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