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Breaking: Minnesota Timberwolves Have Fired Head Coach Ryan Saunders

(via Minnesota Sports Fan)

(via Minnesota Sports Fan)

According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Minnesota Timberwolves have officially "dismissed" their head coach, Ryan Saunders.

The Timberwolves have also apparently already picked a replacement Raptors assistant Chris Finch.

Following the acquisition of D'Angelo Russell, the TWolves had high aspirations regarding the state of their roster. Unfortunately, the team has been unable to meet expectations this season, standing at 15th in the West with a 7-24 record.

The hope is that, with a coaching change, the team will be able to rally behind a new voice and finally turn things around. Finch, 51, was the NBA D-League's Coach of the Year in 2010 and has won four championships coaching in the British and Belgium leagues.

But will it really be enough? D'Lo and Towns have played just a handful of games together, so there's really no telling how dominant they can be on the court together. But, for now, starting with a new coach in the locker room is a good place to start.