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#pounditTuesday, August 11, 2020

Ryan Saunders to be named permanent head coach of Timberwolves

Ryan Saunders took over as the interim head coach when the Minnesota Timberwolves fired Tom Thibodeau back in January, and he did enough in three months to convince upper management he is the man for the job.

According to numerous reports, Saunders and the Timberwolves are finalizing a multi-year deal that will make the 33-year-old the team’s permanent head coach.

The Timberwolves went 17-25 after Saunders took over. He has deep family ties to the organization, as his father Flip Saunders had two separate stints as the head coach in Minnesota before he passed away in 2015.

There was a time when the T-Wolves were believed to be eyeing some big-name candidates for their coaching job, but Saunders has familiarity with the team and earned his shot.

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