Sports NBA: Timberwolves sacked coach Saunders
Wolves hire Chris Finch as coach, after firing Ryan Saunders
MINNEAPOLIS — For the 10th time in the past 15 years, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a new head coach. Toronto assistant Chris Finch was introduced Monday as the replacement for Ryan Saunders, who was fired the night before with the team carrying the NBA’s worst record. “We have excellent pieces in place, and I can’t wait to get to work," Finch said in a statement distributed by the Timberwolves, before he was scheduled to meet the team in Milwaukee prior to playing there Tuesday. President of basketball operations Gersson Rosas made the change on the bench to the 51-year-old Finch, who was in his first season with the Raptors.
The Minnesota Timberwolves from the NBA have sacked their head coach Ryan Saunders after two years.
The Minnesota Timberwolves from the North American professional basketball league NBA sacked their head coach Ryan Saunders (34) after two years.
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The separation from the league's youngest coach is the reaction to only seven wins from the first 31 games of the season, the Timberwolves currently have the weakest record in the League. Eight of the past nine games have been lost.
According to a report from ESPN, the favorite to succeed is Chris Finch, assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors. The 51-year-old once trained the Giessen 46ers in the Bundesliga.
Booker scores 43 points, surging Suns beat T-wolves 118-99 .
MINNEAPOLIS — Devin Booker scored 21 of his season-high 43 points in the third quarter to carry Phoenix in a 118-99 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday night, the 14th win for the Suns in their last 17 games. Booker made 15 of 26 shots from the floor, repeatedly blowing by his defenders for smooth pullup jumpers and traffic-beating, twisting layups to hit the 40-point mark for the 13th time in his six-year career and help the Suns overcome a sluggish start against the NBA's worst team. “He’s the complete offensive player,” Suns coach Monty Williams said. “The way he scored the ball is not something I took for granted, and no one should.