The Minnesota Timberwolves announced on Twitter this morning that interim head coach Sam Mitchell was being relieved of his duties, effective immediately.
Mitchell, who used to play for the Timberwolves, went 29-53 this season after longtime Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders was forced to step away due to cancer that ultimately claimed his life. Despite the team’s poor record in 2015-16, however, count on the head coaching vacancy being one of the more desirable jobs on the coaching market this offseason.
Minnesota has one of the strongest young cores in the form of Karl-Anthony Towns, Ricky Rubio, Shabazz Muhammad, Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine among others. Granted, the Timberwolves aren’t going to be championship contenders tomorrow, but could be a force to be reckoned with a few years down the road.
No candidates have yet surfaced for the job, of course, but stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on this developing story!
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