Category Archives: Coaching changes

Tom Thibodeau does inevitable, cleans house for Wolves


Wolves cleaned house on Friday with Milt Newton, Arnie Kander, Rob Babcock, Sidney Lowe, and others given their walking papers.

Report: Wolves in “serious talks” with Tom Thibodeau to become head coach, President of Basketball Operations

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Reports: Tom Thibodeau in negotiations with Wolves on five-year, $50 million deal to become head coach and President of Basketball Operations.

Report: Sam Mitchell relieved of coaching duties, search begins for new leadership

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Sam Mitchell, Milt Newton are out, Korn Ferry tabbed as search firm to find Wolves’ new leadership.

ESPN’s Marc Stein: “Rising belief” Sam Mitchell will not return to Wolves’ bench


Breaking reports and updates on the Wolves’ potential coaching search.

Report: Wolves add Gates to coaching staff


Bryan Gates, most recently an assistant with New Orleans, will joining the Wolves’ staff for the 2015-16 season.

Flip Saunders believes his history in close games will be clutch again

People who followed the Minnesota Timberwolves, whether they were fans or media members, so closely last season have widely held the belief that it was the lack of late game execution that ultimately was the undoing of this team in their quest for a return to the playoffs. The 0-11 start in games decided by four […]

Wolves hire Mike Penberthy as shooting coach, fill out scouting staff

The Minnesota Timberwolves have added to their development and scouting departments with the announcement of three hires on Thursday. The Wolves announced the hiring of former Lakers’ shooter Mike Penberthy as the team’s shooting coach, along with Jason Harvey as a scout and the promotion of Derek Pierce to advance scout. From the team: 

Ryan Saunders named to coaching staff, David Adelman staying

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday morning that Ryan Saunders has been hired on as an assistant coach. If the name sounds familiar to Wolves fans, it should. Ryan played four years at the University of Minnesota and was an assistant coach there under Tubby Smith as well. He was an assistant coach and scout with the […]

Officially Official: Rick Adelman Retires

Monday morning, Rick Adelman took the stage outside the Wolves’ training facility and announced what many have long suspected: the 67-year-old is officially retiring from coaching in the NBA. He will remain with the organization as an advisor, but his days dealing with the worry of game-planning, roster construction, and the hassles of trekking across […]

Excitement, thy name is Adelman.

I’m so excited. And I just can’t hide it. I’m about to lose control and I think I like it. The Wolves are going to have a real coach next season – like a super real coach with plays and experience and lineup stability and credibility and a relationship with our best player that won’t […]