Timberwolves fire Tom Thibodeau, waive James Nunnally

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Giannis Askounis

07/Jan/19 08:20


Tom Thibodeau’s tenure with the Minnesota Timberwolves ended on Sunday night.

By John Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Sunday that Tom Thibodeau was relieved from his duties. The 60-year-old American was the head coach and the president of basketball operations. He ended his stint in Minnesota on a two-game winning streak and with a total 97-107 record. His 97 wins are tied with Rick Adelman for the second most in the team’s history.

The organization’s decision was finalized after the home victory against the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday night. Team owner Glen Taylor said: “We would like to thank Tom for his efforts and wish him all the best. These decisions are never easy to make, but we felt them necessary to move our organization forward”.

Assistant coach Ryan Saunders will assume the role of the interim head coach for the remainder of the 2018-19 season. Also, Andy Greer was released of his duties as assistant coach, but Scott Layden will remain the team’s general manager.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported that Fred Hoiberg is among the main candidates for the GM and coach position. Monty Williams and Chauncey Billups have also been reportedly discussed.

James Nunnally in free agency

The Timberwolves waived James Nunnally before his contract became fully guaranteed for the 2018-19 season. After rising his stocks in Europe, the 28-year-old American forward had 2.1 points and 4.9 minutes per game in 13 NBA 2018-19 Regular Season matches.

Nunnally’s full career profile.

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