Appointed interim coach of Minnesota on Sunday after Tom Thibodeau was sacked halfway through his third season, Saunders ran practice for the first time on Monday before the team took off for a game at Oklahoma City on Tuesday.
Assistant coach Ryan Saunders, son of late beloved Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders, will take over as interim coach. Thibodeau and Minnesota's front office eventually sent him to the 76ers in mid-November in exchange for a package centered around Robert Covington and Dario Saric. He was named the NBA Coach of the Year on May 1, 2011, after tying the record for most wins by a rookie head coach with 62. "They went 9-3 in the first 12 games after the trade, so things were looking up".
While Saunders will serve as the interim coach of the team, it is highly-likely that he will be replaced soon. Several Timberwolves players attended the coach's wedding.
One player who seems to be particularly impacted by the coaching change - former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, who had been experiencing a resurgence under Thibodeau after a few down seasons.
Hoiberg has been a rumored target for UCLA's head-coaching job. The team was 19-21 and two games out of the 8th spot in the Western Conference. Though the Timberwolves ended their 13-year absence from the playoffs last spring, they've by and large underachieved since Thibodeau, who is 60, took over. Wojnarowski added that Hoiberg would prefer to remain in the National Basketball Association as a coach.
With Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins locked up on long-term contract extensions, Saunders has a young core in place that he can possibly relate better to than Thibodeau's attempt at the Timberbulls ever could.
Still, a playoff appearance is not far off the road for the Wolves.
Update: Jasprit Bumrah has been rested for the upcoming ODI series against Australia and India's Tour of New Zealand. In his last Ranji Trophy for Hyderabad against Punjab , he picked up seven wickets.
The police made a decision to go public with the case after ten weeks because they wanted more information pertaining the case. Mr Broeske said "those behind have chosen to communicate digitally and we have had no other type of contact".
The WSJ reached out to the Chinese government information office for a comment on the story but has yet to receive an answer. Chinese negotiators should were offered, Najib in addition to influence U.S. investigations against Ex-Prime Minister.
The agency announced Monday that tax filing season will begin January 28, when Americans get their W-2s from employers. The IRS has yet to announce when individuals and businesses can begin submitting their income tax returns.
The pipeline by TransCanada subsidiary Coastal GasLink would carry natural gas from the Dawson Creek area to Kitimat. About 500 people gathered at the B.C. legislature in Victoria chanting and carrying placards.
The Broncos fired former coach Vance Joseph on December 31 after he posted 5-11 and 6-10 records in his two seasons at the helm. Fangio has been around the National Football League for a long time and has never made the jump to head coach.
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It's awards show season, which means it's time for the things I love to be completely overlooked once again. Focus Features, which is owned by Comcast, 1960s roadtrip movie Green Book was named best comedy movie.
Huawei unveils new chip
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Salah retains CAF African Player of the Year gong
The trio of Mohamed Salah , Sadio Mane and Pierre Aubameyang were named in the African's best X1 for the year 2018. Borussia Dortmund and Morocco's Achraf Hakimi beat Nigeria's Wilfred Ndidi to the Young Player of the Year Award.
Donald Trump says US-China talks are ‘going very well’
Steven Winberg, assistant secretary for fossil energy, has told reporters that discussions will be extended for another day. The US delegation, led by deputy trade representative Jeffrey Gerrish, had been scheduled to end its visit on Tuesday.