Minnesota Timberwolves president Flip Saunders has decided on a new head coach: himself.
Saunders coached the Timberwolves for more than ten seasons from 1995 to 2005, when the franchise enjoyed its greatest success. During that run, Minnesota made the playoffs eight times–their only postseason berths in franchise history. Saunders boasted a 411-326 record as the team’s coach.
Minnesota went 40-42 this season under Rick Adelman, who resigned at season’s end. The Timberwolves own the 13th pick in the upcoming draft but appear on the verge of losing their best player, Kevin Love, to free agency as he looks to exercise an escape clause in his contract.
Saunders will run the team from the front office as he coaches it from the bench. The Timberwolves will announce the in-house hiring at a press conference tomorrow.