Timberwolves fire Tom Thibodeau, may want Fred Hoiberg

Timberwolves fire Tom Thibodeau, may want Fred Hoiberg

Timberwolves fire Tom Thibodeau, may want Fred Hoiberg

Saunders supplants Los Angeles Lakers head coach Luke Walton (38), and has turned a career as a former player at the University of Minnesota and assistant with the Washington Wizards and Timberwolves into a surprising head coaching role at such a fresh age. He's in charge now, so we're going with him. "These decisions are never easy to make, but we felt necessary to move our organization forward".

Within the last few hours the Timberwolves have fired Thibodeau, who was both the head coach and team president. Monty Williams and Chauncey Billups have also been reportedly discussed.

"Assistant coach Ryan Saunders will take over as interim coach for the rest of the season, while Scott Layden will remain Minnesota's general manager". "I'm coaching on the fly at the moment and I'm putting a lot of thoughts to paper now and really trying to organize those things".

"I'm hurt because Thibs is not here".

"We still have hopes to get into the playoffs and I think with half the season left, let's see if this change will make a difference".

The Timberwolves then lost at home to Detroit and Atlanta and on the road against New Orleans, which played without Anthony Davis.

ESPN later reported the firing of Thibodeau as well as interest in former member of the Wolves Fred Hoiberg for the opening. He registered a 97-107 record in two-plus seasons with the Timberwolves and led them to a playoff berth in 2017-18.

Hoiberg was sacked as coach of the Bulls on December 3 following a 5-19 start to the season.

Hoiberg has been a rumored target for UCLA's head-coaching job.

Thibodeau entered the season on the hot seat, which is why he was desperately trying to keep Jimmy Butler rather than trade him.

The Timberwolves will face the Thunder in Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

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