The Minnesota Timberwolves fired head coach Ryan Saunders after Sunday night’s defeat to the New York Knicks.
The 103-99 loss was the club’s eighth in nine games and the side has won just seven games this season.
— Minnesota Timberwolves (@Timberwolves) February 22, 2021
Minnesota said firing Saunders was a “difficult decision” and that they would make an announcement about their new coach on Monday.
Milwaukee Bucks – who the Timberwolves face on Tuesday – beat Sacramento 128-115 on Sunday.
NEWS: Minnesota @Timberwolves Name Chris Finch Head Coach
— Timberwolves PR (@Twolves_PR) February 22, 2021
Elsewhere in the NBA, Oklahoma City Thunder claimed a second victory in eight games with a 117-101 win against Cleveland – a 10th defeat in a row for the Cavaliers.
Raptors beat Eastern Conference leaders Philadelphia 76ers 110-103, while the Atlanta Hawks claimed a 123-115 win against Denver Nuggets.
Orlando Magic beat Detroit Pistons 105-96, while Brooklyn Nets defeated Los Angeles Clippers 112-108.