Minnesota Timberwolves

Minnesota Timberwolves part ways with head coach Ryan Saunders

The Minnesota Timberwolves have parted ways with head coach Ryan Saunders, the team announced today.

The team moved swiftly appointing their next head coach, reportedly signing Toronto Raptors assistant Chris Finch to a multi-year deal, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

"We would like to thank Ryan for his time and commitment to the Timberwolves organization and wish him the best in the future," President of basketball operations Gersson Rosas said in a statement.

"These are difficult decisions to make, however this change is in the best interest of the organization's short and long-term goals."

Rosas and Finch previously worked together with the Houston Rockets, with Finch serving as the Rockets' G League head coach while Rosas was an executive in Houston.

The Timberwolves have struggled to start the 2020-21 season, with a league-worst 7-24 record, including losing eight of their past nine games.

In two-plus seasons at the helm in Minnesota, Saunders held a 43-95 record.

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