Chris Finch replaces Ryan Saunders as Timberwolves head coach

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By News Talk 830 WCCO

The Timberwolves have named Chris Finch as the franchise's 14th head coach.

Finch, who according to a team release, is considered one of the best offensive coaches in the league joins the Wolves after being an Assistant Coach for the Toronto Raptors. Finch led the Rio Grande Valley Vipers to the G League Championship in 2010.

Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations Gersson Rosas worked with Finch when both were with the Houston Rockets. Finch was also a Head Coach candidate when Rosas was hired with the Wolves in 2019. Rosas says he is excited for what Finch will bring to the struggling Timberwolves.

“I am excited to announce Chris Finch as our next head coach. Chris brings a wealth of basketball experience from his time in the NBA, G League and Internationally. He is one of the most creative basketball minds in the NBA, has success maximizing players, and I am excited to see him bring our team to the next level and beyond.”

In a release, Finch says he is ready to work with Rosas in building a winning team.

“I would like to thank Glen Taylor and Gersson Rosas for this incredible opportunity to be the head coach of the Minnesota Timberwolves. I look forward to working hand and hand with Gersson to build and lead a team that Timberwolves fans will be proud of. We have excellent pieces in place and I can’t wait to get to work.”

News Talk 830 WCCO will carry Finch's introductory press conference live when it happens.

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