Jace Evans, USA TODAY
Revealed 11: 26 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2021 | Updated 11: 46 p.m. ET Feb. 21, 2021
The Minnesota Timberwolves fired head coach Ryan Saunders on Sunday night following the team’s 103-99 loss to the Fresh York Knicks, the team announced.
The loss became once the T-Wolves’ fourth in a row, dropping them to an NBA-worst 7-24 on the season.
“We would relish to thank Ryan for his time and dedication to the Timberwolves organization and need him essentially the most efficient in due direction,” Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas acknowledged in a commentary.
“These are troublesome choices to compose, then again this trade is in essentially the most efficient ardour of the organization’s short and lengthy-timeframe dreams.”
The Timberwolves acknowledged they are going to compose an announcement relating to their subsequent head coach on Monday. Minnesota is anticipated to name Raptors assistant Chris Finch their subsequent head coach, in accordance to multiple studies.
Saunders, 34, took over the Timberwolves midway by the 2018-19 season following the firing of head coach Tom Thibodeau. He went 17-25 down the stretch, nevertheless the abbreviated 2019-20 season saw the T-Wolves lag correct 19-45.
The team gained the 2020 draft lottery and selected Anthony Edwards first overall, nevertheless this year’s advertising and marketing and marketing campaign has been derailed in segment due to accidents and COVID-19-connected absences to stars Karl-Anthony Towns – the No. 1 overall recall within the 2015 NBA draft –and D’Angelo Russell – the No. 2 overall recall in 2015 whom the team traded for closing season.
Saunders, the son of late longtime Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders, finishes his time in Minnesota with a 43-94 picture.