Category Archives: Coaching changes

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:  Share […]

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 […]

Rick Adelman is the Timberwolves' new coach

It’s official. From the Wolves: The Minnesota Timberwolves oday announced the team has reached an agreemnt in principle on a contract with Rick Adelman to become the 10th head coach in franchise history. Adelman ranks eighth all-time in NBA coaching wins with a 945-616 (.605 winning percentage) career record in 20 seasons as a head […]

Adelman updated

Update: This is still very much in rumor phase, but folks are saying here and here (and maybe more importantly, Kevin Love is tweeting) that Adelman has agreed to a deal. More later. This from Jerry Zgoda at the Star-Tribune: The Timberwolves have started negotiations to sign Rick Adelman as their next coach, league sources […]

Don Nelson says aloha

You’ve already heard the chatter that Don Nelson is meeting with David Kahn to discuss the Wolves’ coaching vacancy. We’re not sure if this is actually happening but we do know that, on Nellie’s end at least, his interest is no rumor. Here’s what he told Jerry Zgoda of the Strib: “Really, throughout my career, […]

Rambis, the bullets

These days, Wolves fans have to instinctively wince a little whenever we find our crew in the national media.  But thanks to the Kurt Rambis odyssey (“fiasco” or “debacle” could also suffice), here we are. So here are some more tidbits: Earlier today, I participated in the ESPN 5-on-5 on Rambis’ firing. Some words used […]