And Saunders, the son of the late Timberwolves coaching legend Flip Saunders, will be the leader players look to make that run happen. I think he's prepared a long time for this moment. "I guess Taylor did not like the direction things were heading and decided to make a change now".
The Athletic first reported that Thibodeau, who was also the president of basketball operations with full authority over the roster, had been let go.
Minnesota has fired Thibodeau, who was also the team's president of basketball operations, the team announced Sunday. "Maybe one of those games". Assistant coach Ryan Saunders will be filling in on an interim basis for the Wolves with general manager Scott Layden continuing in his current role.
"I think we have a pretty good team, barring injuries and stuff like that", Taylor said. "We just lost against a bunch of teams that we're a better team".
Looks like Kyler Murray could be headed to the National Football League draft
The quarterback class is seen as weak, which would give Murray a good chance to go higher than he might have in other years. Murray was the first athlete in history to be selected to the Under Armour All-American game in both football and baseball.
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski says the Timberwolves have interest in Hoiberg as a potential head coach or GM.
Fred Hoiberg could be on the verge of replacing Tom Thibodeau for a second time if Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor gets his way. However, Thibodeau was a driving force in bringing the Timberwolves back the playoffs after a 13-year dry spell. He was named the NBA Coach of the Year on May 1, 2011, after tying the record for most wins by a rookie head coach with 62. It's already been a whirlwind of a season thanks to Sunday's firing of Thibodeau and the Jimmy Butler trade on November 12.
So when Thibodeau was sacked by Minnesota, it wasn't a surprise Hoiberg's name came up quickly, what was unexpected was to see him linked to a possible front office/GM role. The need to hold on to him while seemed unnecessary before he was gone was reinforced after the world saw how much better Robert Covington and Dario Saric have fit into the rotation.