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Post by bobheckler on Sun Jan 06, 2019 7:54 pm

https://www.google.com/amp/www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/25700462/minnesota-timberwolves-fire-coach-tom-thibodeau%3fplatform=amp



Minnesota Timberwolves fire coach and team president Tom Thibodeau



ADRIAN WOJNAROWSKI
ESPN
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The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired team president and head coach Tom Thibodeau, a league source told ESPN on Sunday.


The move comes just hours after the Wolves' emphatic 108-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers improved their record to 19-21, including 14-6 at home. They are 11th in the Western Conference standings.

The Timberwolves have been playing short-handed of late, with two of their top four scorers in Robert Covington (right knee bone bruise) and Derrick Rose (sprained right ankle) still out with injuries.

Thibodeau ends his tenure as Timberwolves coach with a 97-107 record. His win total is tied with Rick Adelman for the second-most in team history.

Former Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is in serious consideration by Minnesota owner Glen Taylor to become either the general manager or head coach in the future, league sources told ESPN. Scott Layden remains Minnesota's GM.

Hoiberg, who was fired as Bulls coach in December, previously worked as an assistant GM for Minnesota before becoming head coach at Iowa State in 2010.

At the time, Minnesota's then-president of basketball operations David Kahn said Hoiberg was "on track to become president of an NBA team because of his broad range of skills and ability to connect with people."

Hoiberg also spent the final two seasons of his playing career with Minnesota from 2003-05.


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Post by NYCelt on Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:23 pm

Once again proving the old adage that it's easier to fire the coach than the team.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:06 am

Jimmy Butler sealed that deal for him, Timberwolves would have been better not doing that trade for Butler after the way he threw team under bus IMHO.
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Post by bobheckler on Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:26 am

cowens/oldschool wrote:Jimmy Butler sealed that deal for him, Timberwolves would have been better not doing that trade for Butler after the way he threw team under bus IMHO.


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What makes me wonder is that Butler played for Thibs in Chicago, he knew what he was getting into with Thibs and, as I remember it, he approved the trade to Minny.  He wasn't a reluctant pawn. What that says to me is that the issue isn't Thibs, it's KAT/Wigs/etc.  IF THAT'S TRUE then it's just a matter of time before there's a fire sale in Minny because no coach they bring in can fix lazy.


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Post by worcester on Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:44 am

Or crazy.
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Post by cowens/oldschool on Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:21 pm

Bob that is probably true and accurate, but it still comes back to Thibs that he wanted the guy and couldn’t get them all on the same page.
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