The Minnesota Timberwolves have fired group president and head coach Tom Thibodeau, a league supply informed ESPN on Sunday.
The transfer comes simply hours after the Wolves’ emphatic 108-86 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers improved their document to 19-21, together with 14-6 at dwelling. They’re 11th within the Western Convention standings.
The Timberwolves have been enjoying short-handed of late, with two of their high 4 scorers, Robert Covington (proper knee bone bruise) and Derrick Rose (sprained proper ankle), nonetheless out with accidents.
Thibodeau ends his tenure as Timberwolves coach with a 97-107 document. His win complete is tied with Rick Adelman for the second-most in group historical past.
Former Chicago Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg is in critical consideration by Minnesota proprietor Glen Taylor to turn out to be both the overall supervisor or head coach sooner or later, league sources informed ESPN. Scott Layden stays Minnesota’s basic supervisor.
Hoiberg, who was fired as Bulls coach in December, beforehand labored as an assistant GM for Minnesota earlier than changing into head coach at Iowa State in 2010.
On the time, Minnesota’s then-president of basketball operations, David Kahn, stated Hoiberg was “on observe to turn out to be president of an NBA group due to his broad vary of expertise and talent to join with folks.”
Hoiberg additionally spent the ultimate two seasons of his enjoying profession with Minnesota from 2003-05.